Nicholas Messitte

Nicholas Messitte

Nick Messitte is a writer / composer / engineer / multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. Some of his credits include Edfringe's Get Got (music and lyrics) and the short story Hills and Valleys (winner of the Henry Roth Award for Excellence in Fiction). Since 2013, Nick has been a contributing writer to Forbes.com and Forbes magazine. His engineering experience ranges from musical theater (Get Got, Voiceless), to indie rock (Bulletproof Stockings, Empire State Express, Prince Hal), to jazz (Eliot Cardinaux). As a musician, he’s played with respected singer/songwriters (Hawksley Workman) and jazz greats (Sam Rivers).

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Pioneer DJ has some wonderful new items just in time for the holiday season. If you’re looking for an intuitive, easy-to-use DJ controller that will help you craft wonderful sets out of any genre, look no further than the DDJ-FLX6. And if you’re in the market for a full-featured mixer...
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Podcasting—all the cool kids are doing it. Maybe your kid wants to be cool. Maybe it’s your dad who wants to pontificate online (let him, it’ll keep him quieter at dinner). Or maybe you’ve got a friend who’s getting into podcasting but doesn’t have all the bells and whistles just yet. If that’s case, check out this holiday gift guide, geared toward the podcaster—or wannabe podcaster—in your life...
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Many kinds of keyboard players will be delighted by Korg’s new offering of music workstations and synths. Whether you need a workhorse to handle your live shows, an FM synth to explore the boundaries of sound design, or a powerful controller to serve as the nerve center of all your Eurorack gear and drum machines, Korg has you covered...
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Designed for anyone, from professional engineers to home recording artists, Steinberg 11 is a complete music-production...
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Building on its popular Blink 500 Series, Saramonic has unleashed a wireless audio system that takes the original Blink concept and an adds a whole slew of features for the discerning professional. It’s called the Blink 500 Pro, and it comes in single-transmitter and...
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Rupert Neve is so venerated in the world of audio gear that his name rings out two times over: Say the name “Neve,” and you immediately conjure the mojo of vintage 1970s sound in all its glory; say “Rupert Neve Designs,” and you summon an image of striking modernity—of the most transparent, yet versatile tones in today’s hardware marketplace. With new offerings in the Rupert Neve Designs family,...
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You need to record high-quality podcasts with multiple people in mission-critical scenarios, so you need a streamlined, portable device to handle multiple people and remote guests all in one shot. Does this sound like you? Then you need to check out Zoom’s PodTrak P8, a dedicated...
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You need a pro studio sound. Problem is, you don’t have a pro studio—but maybe you do have an ISOVOX portable isolation booth. If you do, you’re in luck: ISOVOX has released a mic with killer sonics designed for use within its patented personalized sound booths. It’s called the...
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Native Instruments already has a popular line of MIDI controllers with Maschine and all its variants. How could they ever top these units? By making a stand-alone Maschine—one that requires no computer, no external software, and, in doing so, competes directly against a certain infamous production machine that rhymes with “MVP.” Feast your eyes on the...
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People who love to mangle sound with software—and sample instruments with profound realism—we bring you joy: Native Instruments KOMPLETE 13 is now available at B&H, in your choice of Select,...
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If you’re a real synth player—a person who can speak with authority to the differences between West Coast and East Coast synthesis—then at some point you’ve fantasized about owning your very own vocoder. Now, with the Limited Run of the Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder, you can do exactly that: you...
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For a while, Universal Audio has been on a mission: to give serious musicians and engineers access to the sound of classic tube, transistor, and transformer-based gear—and now the company has done it again with its new Apollo Solo interfaces, available in...
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Don’t you wish your noise-canceling headphones could anticipate your every move? Wouldn’t it be great if they could adapt seamlessly to your environment, change intensity depending on what you’re doing, and even pause music whenever you start talking? With the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless...
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You need to record quality podcasts on a budget, and you need a streamlined, portable device to handle multiple people and remote guests all in one shot. Does this sound like you? Then you need to check out the PodTrak P4, Zoom’s first recorder tailored specifically for podcasting and podcasting...
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Saramonic is releasing brand-new wedding-friendly wireless systems and broadcast-quality microphones that plug directly into your phone, as well as other items that will make your life easier. Behind the new snow-white version of the Blink Wireless System is the new mobile lavalier and a new mini condenser mic perfect for on-the-go use. The Blink Wireless System previously made a splash by being...
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