1,418 Views· Posted 07/17/2015
In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates Universal Audio’s next-generation Apollo Thunderbolt 2 audio interfaces (Thunderbolt 2 lets you connect to the latest hi-res displays and doubles the bandwidth of the original Thunderbolt by offering 20 Gb/s of speed via two channels in both directions). This video showcases the three rackmount models, including the Apollo 8,
561 Views· Posted 04/01/2015
In the following video, Rob Rives takes a quick look at Apogee’s refresh of its Ensemble audio interface, the Ensemble Thunderbolt. The video touches upon its high-quality, 32-bit conversion, along with how it employs its Thunderbolt connectivity for extremely low roundtrip latency. Rives discusses how the Ensemble eases strain on your Mac’s processor, leaving you more power for plug-ins and effects. He also runs down
1,359 Views· Posted 09/09/2014
In the following video, Rob Rives takes a look at the Alesis Control Hub MIDI interface, and shows how it might be integrated into your Mac or PC-based creative workflow. The video explores its MIDI I/O, as well as its functionality as a headphone amplifier for your computer. We illustrate some of the options for its 1/4" footswitch input, and its plug-and-play functionality. We hope you enjoy
2,299 Views· Posted 05/12/2014
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Beachtek DXA-SLR Ultra 2-Channel XLR Adapter, and how it can improve in-camera audio with a DSLR camera. Rives explores the adapter's form factor, how it attaches beneath the camera, and considers the included detachable rail system with 3" rods. Rives also points out the two Neutrik Combo XLR and 1/4" input connections, which can be switched from line level to
1,803 Views· Posted 03/06/2014
In this video, Rob Rives shows us around the MOTU 828x, a professional digital audio interface that features a total of 28 inputs and 30 outputs. The unit, which is equipped with bothThunderbolt and USB connections, can be used with 32- or 64-bit Mac or PC systems. The interface is rackmountable and offers eight channels of 192kHz analog recording and playback, combined with 16 channels of ADAT optical digital I/O (8 channels at 96kHz), stereo S/PDIF, MIDI I/O, word clock, two headphone jacks, and stereo XLR main outs.
354 Views· Posted 10/17/2013
With 2 detachable condenser mics, two stereo inputs, stereo and headphone outputs, USB, iOS compatibility and more, the Fostex AR101 is a versatile audio system.
1,061 Views· Posted 07/09/2013
In the third and final episode in our series dedicated to helping DSLR shooters improve the audio quality of their video productions, we take a look at some dual-system solutions. “Dual systems” means we use an entirely separate device to record our audio.
Included in the gear discussed are various portable audio recorders (including the new Zoom H6), field recorders, and even a camera-mountable microphone with an integrated flash recorder (the