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Yamaha Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Yamaha Virtual CINEMA FRONT

by Jeff Miller

When rear speakers are out of the picture, is simulated surround sound a valid solution? We put Yamaha's Virtual CINEMA FRONT surround processing to the test.

 
Video: Clarion Intelligent  VOICE

Video: Clarion Intelligent VOICE

by Video Guest

Clarion's Intelligent VOICE software, found in their NX604 navigation receiver, delivers relevant results quickly and with less input information than most other voice-recognition platforms on the road, thanks to incorporated Google Voice technology.

 
Video: JL Audio Stealthmod factory stereo upgrade

Video: JL Audio Stealthmod factory stereo upgrade

by Video Guest

JL Audio's StealthMod gives you superb JL Audio sound without giving up your factory controls. This package allows you to replace the front door speakers and increase the overall power in your system, bringing excitement, impact, and a new clarity to your music.

 
Video: Voice control and in-dash receivers

Video: Voice control and in-dash receivers

by Video Guest

With a smartphone connected, more and more in-dash receivers let you control certain functions just by speaking commands. This lets you keep your eyes on the road while you access certain receiver functions.

 
dbx speaker management systems

dbx speaker management systems

by Buck Pomerantz

dbx DriveRack speaker management systems are multi-function processors, connected between the mixer and the amplifiers of a PA, that once properly set, automatically keep the mix sounding good and the speakers safe from damage.

 
Denon HEOS wireless audio system review

Denon HEOS wireless audio system review

by David Brown

How easy is it to create a whole-home music system? Home A/V writer David took Denon's HEOS speakers home to find out — and to see how good they sound.

 
Upgrading the audio gear in the family vehicle

Upgrading the audio gear in the family vehicle

by Dave Delamere

A mother and daughter install a new receiver and speakers in a 2007 Toyota RAV4, making their morning commute a happier time.

 
Introducing Nimbit

Introducing Nimbit

by Video Guest

Nimbit is a service lets you easily upload and share music with families, promote your music programs, and raise funds. See how it works.

 
Don N's 2014 Ford Mustang

Don N's 2014 Ford Mustang

by Dominic Devito

Don N. from Ann Arbor, MI, outfitted his 2014 Ford Mustang with a sweet system including an Axxera DVD receiver, an Alpine amp, a sub and speakers by Rockford Fosgate, and an MTX ThunderForm custom sub enclosure.

 
Using the tuner in Studio One

Using the tuner in Studio One

by Video Guest

This video gives shows you how to use the tuner in PreSonus Studio One recording software to develop your ability to play in tune.

 
Using the metronome and drum loops in PreSonus Studio One

Using the metronome and drum loops in PreSonus Studio One

by Video Guest

This video shows you how to use the metronome and drum loops in PreSonus Studio One. Practicing with a metronome is essential. Studio One makes it fun, too.

 
Setting up your practice space

Setting up your practice space

by Video Guest

This PreSonus video shows how to set up the PreSonus Music Creation Suite in your home practice room.

 
Step up your practice

Step up your practice

by Video Guest

Listening to yourself play is an essential part of learning to play an instrument. This video gives you an overview of the PreSonus recording gear and software.

 
PreSonus StudioLive for theater

PreSonus StudioLive for theater

by Video Guest

PreSonus StudioLive mixers are perfect for school or community theater productions because they are easy for students and volunteers to learn.

 
Recording a school jazz band concert

Recording a school jazz band concert

by Video Guest

This PreSonus video shows how to set up a StudioLive digital mixer and connect it to a computer to make a school jazz band concert recording.

 
Music education solutions

Music education solutions

by Video Guest

John Mlynczak, the music education guru at PreSonus, gives an overview of how PreSonus software and hardware can be used by music teachers and their students.

 
Recording school band rehearsals

Recording school band rehearsals

by Video Guest

John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus, shows you how to record your school band's rehearsals using the AudioBox 44VSL.

 
Music student performance appraisals made easy

Music student performance appraisals made easy

by Video Guest

In this video from PreSonus, John Mlynczak shows you how to use the PreSonus AudioBox Studio to efficiently record and share students' performance assessments.

 
Sonos and Harmony

Sonos and Harmony

by Ralph Graves

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote has added Sonos system control. We asked a Sonos owner to give it a real-world test and report the results.

 
Spotify® Connect

Spotify® Connect

by Jeff Miller

Learn about the benefits of Spotify Connect, a wireless way to play Spotify through select A/V receivers and powered speakers.

 
Car Stereo System Profiles

Car Stereo System Profiles

by Todd Cabell

A series of six driver profiles that will give you an idea of what should be in your next car stereo system.

 
Pro camcorders buying guide

Pro camcorders buying guide

by Eric Angevine

Why would anyone pay more for a professional grade camcorder? The key is in the word "professional." If you want to make money from your video efforts, you'll need the features a professional video camera has to offer.

 
Video: Mackie DL1608 live sound mixer

Video: Mackie DL1608 live sound mixer

by Video Guest

When you dock your 4th generation iPad® into Mackie's DL1608 interface console, it becomes the control surface of a full-featured 16-channel mixer with stereo outputs for your main PA speakers and 6 auxiliary outputs for different monitor mixes or special effects.

 
Vincent D's 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Vincent D's 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

by Dominic Devito

Vincent D. from Fallston, MD, did a simple head unit replacement for his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee's factory stereo to add Bluetooth connectivity and HD Radio reception. He installed his Kenwood KDC-BT758HD receiver in about an hour.

 
Super simple record playing system

Super simple record playing system

by Dave Bar

Looking for an easy way to enjoy great sound from your record albums without setting up a big system? We look at two components that make beautiful music together, and give you some cool options for playing your tunes.

 
iPad® recording made easy

iPad® recording made easy

by Ken Nail

A look at gear that can help you do multitrack recordings on your iOS devices.

 
Best over-the-air DVR solution

Best over-the-air DVR solution

by Jim Richardson

Looking for a simple way to cut the cable or satellite TV subscription or to replace your Aereo service? A new DVR from Channel Master makes it easy to record over-the-air TV broadcasts

 
Olympus Tough Series TG-850 camera review

Olympus Tough Series TG-850 camera review

by Eric Angevine

The TG-850 is loaded with features that came in handy during my trip to New Mexico. The camera is compact, rugged and takes beautiful photographs. Built-in art filters let you access your creative side.

 
Video: Kicker Soundgate Powerstage

Video: Kicker Soundgate Powerstage

by Video Guest

The Soundgate Powerstage system upgrade by Kicker will transform your vehicle's stock radio and speakers into a high-fidelity sound system capable of giving you full, accurate, and richly-textured musical pleasure. And it does it without changing the look of your interior or dash.

 
Sonos and a multi-room amplifer

Sonos and a multi-room amplifer

by Dave Bar

Learn how to incorporate Sonos wireless multi-room audio into a hard-wired system that features in-wall, ceiling, and outdoor speakers.

 

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