Monthly Archive: February 2015

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Gibson Guitars Celebrates Les Paul’s 100th Birthday with Innovation

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis year, Gibson is celelbrating innovation and the centenial of Les Paul with an improved series featuring the creator of so many items musical. I sat down with Aljon Go at the International CES 2015 to find out more about these great guitars. The new series of Les Paul 2015 models – including the Les Paul Junior Single Cut, Double Cutaway, Les Paul Plus, Les Paul Classic and many more – are all hand crafted and will contain features that every guitar player should use – from beginner to advanced. G-Force Min etune The Min etune is Gibson’s self-tuning system. We go over how the Min etune works and how you can get it. This is also an after market item so you can retro-fit your older guitars with this great self-tuning system. Get yourself one of my favorite Les Paul...

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New YouTube Product Placement Rules: How to Create Content Going Forward

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNote: This is an interpretation of YouTube’s rules and could change at any time.  This is NOT AN OFFICIAL video of the rules. For more information on Product Placement, check out YouTube’s help page Youtube has made a major change that has many content creators up in arms. Yet they may have been working on flawed business models to begin with. We’ll look at this more in-depth on this 5 minute Smack! The Updated YouTube Rule on Product Placement Abigail Van Buren said “water may be free, but when they pipe it to you you’ve got to help pay for piping. And the Piper!” This week, the Piper YouTube had silently changed some of its legal-ease for those who run paid product placement within their videos. The new verbage states: You may include paid product placements in your video content. All...

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Gibson’s Neat Microphones: King Bee – Stylish and Powerful

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI sat down and talked with Skipper Wise at International CES 2015 while at the Gibson booth. Skipper was part of Blue Microphones until they sold it in 2013. He took some time off, but Gibson wanted him to bring out a line of microphones for their brand. So he came out of retirement to create something pretty sweet. Its called Neat Microphones, and their concept is around the “Bee” line. From Beestro to Beehive, Bumblebee to King Bee. I got to see the Worker and King Bee mics in action when Ryan Whyte Maloney recorded in their Gibson studio. Even the microphones get their own XLR Beeline cables and the shockmounts are open-faced to allow the microphone’s look to pass through. A line for studio recording, a line for home recording and podcasting. Best part – the USB desktop microphones...

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iRig Mic Field Improves iPhone, iPad Audio from IK Multimedia – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIK Multimedia showed off a stereo/mono audio device for your iOS device that allows for cleaner audio in the iRig Mic Field. Perfect when capturing that song you love at a concert or even when capturing video of your kids playing outside. The iRig Mic Field connects to the lightning jack of your iOS device. With the iRig Recorder, you can capture and edit your audio easily. Turn the Field to a landscape mode and record in stereo. Flip it the other way for a mono recording. The lighting plug allows for digital recording of up to 24-bit with a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate. The mic contains two condenser capsules that have a 115 dB SPL rating and built in low-noise preamp. This will help keep the live recordings sounding a lot clearer than from your iOS microphone. iRig Mic Field is...

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Western Digital SATA Express Dual-Drive with 4TB HD and 128 GB SSD

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRight before the International CES 2015, Storage Visions holds a small conference about the state of storage. While there, I talked with the folks at Western Digital (WD) to learn about a new prototype dual-drive. This drive is a standard 4 TB hard drive but also has a 128 GB SSD inside. I caught up with Fleming Doreng of Western Digital to find out more about this hard drive. About the Dual Drive Prototype by WD The drive utilizes the PCIe 2.0 x2 interface using a special cable. If you do not have the interface, you will need to get an adapter cable for power, and 2 SATA cables for the drives. The drives can work as one or be separate drives. The SSD is like short-term memory and the HD is long-term. With this system and two SATA Express drives at...

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TASCAM DR-44WL Four Track Recorder with iPhone, Android Remote

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at the International CES 2015, I got to sit down with Jeff Laity of TASCAM to learn about new products coming soon. A fan of TASCAM recorders for many years (I still have my TASCAM 4-track tape recorder in the basement) and owner of the DR-60D, I was excited to learn about the DR-44WL and other new recorders coming out. TASCAM DR-22WL and 44WL Jeff showed off the DR-44WL in the video. This is a 4 track recorder with 2 XLR inputs, XY pattern microphone and dual recording feature so you can record a high-quality .WAV file and a lower quality audio file which could be transferred quickly to the web. Both devices handle sound pressure up to 132dB and reduce noise if you are holding the recorder in your hand with cradled shock mounts. The Microphone preamp in the...

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