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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The new Sound Devices 833 Portable Compact Mixer-Recorder has much of the same tech as in its Scorpio, which the company made clear was its top...
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Earlier this year, Bose® launched its Home Speaker™ 300—a splendid device for listening to music, streaming content from your favorite services, and telling Amazon Alexa what to do. If Bose® had rested on its laurels, that would be understandable, but instead it has outdone itself and...
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Podcasting? Recording music? Need to get good audio for film? One company has your back in the fight for great-sounding audio everywhere. That company is… Zoom. However, Zoom makes a lot of tools for recording, and it can be hard to know which tool to get. So, we’re zooming in on some Zoom models to give you Zoomers (and Boomers, and Millennials—but Zoomers fits with the wordplay here, so let’s...
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Korg has some new goodies for you and, here at B&H, we’re proud to announce them. Today, we welcome the Nu:tekt NTS-1 and the KROSS 88 MB Synthesizer workstation. One is an easy-to-...
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This will be a crash course in recording music anywhere you can find a power supply. We’re not talking about traditional studio recording—this is about turning whatever you have into a working studio, making the most out of the situation. You’ll find a buying guide, some concrete tips, and suggestions for further reading. The Simple Setup There’s an old adage that a good engineer can make a whole...
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Let’s talk about the Tape Sync. It’s a term you may not know if you work in music or film. However, the Tape Sync is a good gig in the radio and podcast work, because it can supplement your income, especially during relatively slow weeks. “Tape Sync” is a technical term for a remote interview. If you listen to talk radio, often you’ll hear your favorite host interview a guest. They sound like...
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It’s called the Blink, but when it comes to entering the world of wireless audio with a bang, Saramonic sure isn’t blinking. That’s right, Saramonic is releasing the Blink 500 Wireless System—a transmitter, lapel mic, and receiver geared toward DSLR, mirrorless, and mobile filmmaking. Whether you’re a journalist, a vlogger...
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Looking for an exciting new way of triggering MIDI in your DAW or sequencer? Check out the Joue ecosystem, available at B&H. Joue products offer an array of tactile surfaces: control MIDI by sliding fingers,...
Announced: RØDE RS-1 Recharging Station for the TX-M2 Mic and LB-1 Battery
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RØDE has made some exciting in-roads into wireless microphones, and with that come new, vital accessories. Enter the RS-1, a recharge station for the TX-M2 wireless mic and...
AKG CBL Series Wins Best of Show at InfoComm International 2019
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Spare a moment, if you can, for the humble Boundary Microphone. Think of its unsung virtues: These mics must handle speech intelligibility over a medium often fraught with horrid, horrid sound—VoIP, with its weird dropouts, and its innate potential for echo. These mics often accommodate a plenitude of people as they sit, unassumingly, on a table, doomed to ocular obscurity, unless someone like me...
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If you feel the urge to podcast, you’re not alone. This fast-growing form of entertainment is virtually free of gate-keepers; all you need is a bright idea and some basic audio tools to get started. But what are these tools? Well, it depends on the kind of podcast you’d like to make. If you’re running a one-person show, you don’t need much. But someone orchestrating a four-person panel requires a...
Focusrite Focuses Rightly on 8 New Audio Interfaces
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Focusrite’s Scarlett series is quite popular, especially with podcasters, voice-over artists, and other audio professionals who need great sound at a relatively wallet-friendly price. Now, Focusrite has upgraded its Scarlett series, and B&H is proud to welcome these new pieces to our warehouse. Without further ado, we present the all new Scarlett Gen 3 models! First, some new additions to the...
3 months ago
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Audio-Technica has new headworn microphones and accessories, all perfect for the stage. First up is the BP892x MicroSet, which hooks behind your ears, offering a comfortable fit that’s no less secure for being comfortable. Equipped with a subminiature omnidirectional condenser, the mic offers a flat frequency response to ensure...
Hooke Verse: Wireless Headphones That Record Sound In 3D Hands-on Review
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Binaural recording: it's been hovering around the fringes of pro and semi-pro audio for quite some time. But now the zeitgeist is shifting. Formats such as ASMR, which makes regular use of binaural recording, are now enjoyed in wider and wider circles. And of course, with the popularity of immersive media, audio engineers are free to explore the stereo field in exciting ways. It's not surprising...
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Native Instruments launched the KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 interface to much acclaim—so much acclaim that the company will follow it up with a next-gen model. Called the KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 Mk2, this audio interface offers an upgraded audio path, one that can handle audio up to 192 kHz/24-bit....
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