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Compact and easy to use, this sound recorder is focused on creativity.
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While vinyl has been making a comeback in the past few years, there is no denying that the future of mainstream music is digital (analog lovers, feel free to groan here). Pioneer has released a couple of excellent, DJ friendly CDJ digital multiplayers that allow you to manipulate digital music in much the same way you would work with analog music. 

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"Extend the intermission for two more minutes, the lead just had a wardrobe malfunction."

"Check if the groom's wireless transmitter is connected properly, we can no longer hear him on camera A."

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Over the weekend I did a video shoot where I was operating the camera, doing the sound and directing. There was no production budget, just me acting as a one-man crew. I managed to cobble together a fairly decent-looking picture with the available light, but the audio quality I achieved would not have been possible without my pistol grip.

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Recently I needed to transfer a video from an old VHS tape to digital, so I could upload it to YouTube. Since I currently don't own a VCR, I got my 20-year-old VHS camcorder out of the basement and used it to play the tape. When I opened its case after many years of neglect, I discovered the foam windscreen was disintegrating.

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The Canon 5D MarkII with the Pearstone DUSM-1 shockmount Loads of people are shooting HD video with DSLR cameras these days, and likewise, they're discovering that attaching microphones and other audio equipment to these cameras can be a little tricky. If you want to use a professional shotgun microphone on your camera, you're going to need a special kind of mount called a "shockmount" that will help the sensitive microphone avoid handling and vibration noise. Here's a list of a few good shockmounts for DSLRs...

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Today MOTU announced the new MicroBook, a pocket-sized USB audio interface that blends professional and consumer connectivity with powerful mixing, routing and DSP effects. MOTU has a reputation for producing some of the most reliable hardware in the industry, but until now they've never offered an audio interface for under $500.

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Before I had a smartphone, I was never a "phone person." Now I won't travel from one room to the next without my iPhone. I've always had a similar attachment to my electric guitars. IK Multimedia's new iRig enables you to plug a guitar into an iPhone, iPod touch or an iPad and play virtual effects and amps.

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The Technical Pro MRS-6s may be ultra budget friendly, but everyone that laid eyes on the pair I set up in the office were impressed with their looks. The 6" woofers are housed in large, wood-like cabinets. These are not your mom's bookshelf speakers that disappear into the background.

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I've always had trouble with the term "dolly." It's just far too wimpy of a word for a tool that enables you to move 500 pounds of equipment with ease. I've always gravitated toward the term "hand truck." The manufacturer Multicart went one step further by naming their dolly products "Rock N Rollers." It doesn't matter if you're a photographer, videographer, a lighting tech or an audio nerd; a good cart will improve your quality of life.

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Sony's new Acid Music Studio 8 comes with an impressive amount of power for such an inexpensive audio application. A new piano instrument and a tube guitar amp simulator have been added, as well as movie import mix-to-picture capabilities. In this post I'll give you an idea of what's possible with this software, and show you a list of features now included in Acid Music Studio 8 that were previously only available in Acid Pro.

 
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There are many options in the portable digital recorder market today, but there aren't too many choices that promise a solidly built device designed specifically for broadcast professionals. One such recorder is the Marantz PMD661, and it's packed with many useful features that may not be immediately apparent.

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/node/3981/revisions/39451/viewEven if it looks like a prop from V, the Jellyfish Effect LED Light from American-DJ could become more than an alien visitor for the itinerant DJ shopping for a portable light show. The 5-pound, 12.5 inch-wide light generator, with handle for carrying or hanging, provides two types of effects: beams that drop down and bathe dancers (or an empty floor) in red, green, blue and white light and a color-changing, glowing case that can be admired from a distance.

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A lot of music is being made these days in bedrooms, living rooms, and garages. The sound quality you can achieve with minimal equipment is amazing, but the neutrality of your studio monitors is anything but. Treating a room properly for accurate monitoring isn't easy, but IK Multimedia's ARC promises to remedy this issue.

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Are you looking for an ultra-compact digital audio recorder that you can mount on a tripod, carry around with you all the time, and attach to your video-enabled DLSR? Do you want something drop-dead easy to use? Would you prefer not to spend over $100 on a device like this? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the solution is due to arrive in late July, and it's called the Zoom H1.

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