Monthly Archives: February 2012

Education

Understanding Mic Specs, Part 2

Last week we launched a video series to help our blog readers understand how microphones work and discussed the Operating Principle in Part I. In Part II, we define Frequency Response—the range of frequencies a microphone can reproduce—and explain the differences between mics with flat response vs. shaped response. Watching the video will help you […]

Artists

Luke Bryan Storms Nashville!!

Country Music has so many great singers and entertainers.  Luke Bryan is a force to be reckoned with!  He is currently opening for Jason Aldean and really knows how to get a crowd going.  I went to see the show on Friday, February 24 in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena and met with Luke’s FOH […]

Education

‘White Space’ Devices & RF Coordination: What You Need to Know

The first TV Bands Device (aka “white space device” or WSD) has been approved by the FCC and was released to the market on January 26, 2012.  The device is the model AWR Agility White Space Radio manufactured by KTS Wireless (http://www.ktswireless.com/products-and-services/agility-white-space-radio-awr/).  This is a fixed device, which is intended to provide wireless broadband access […]

SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones
News

Six Reviews of SRH940 Headphones

One of our favorites SRH940 stories comes from the GRAMMY® Awards. John Harris of Music Mix Mobile was troubleshooting an input issue and grabbed the closest pair of cans on-hand for some critical listening on the fly. They were SRH940s, property of Eric Schilling, who was also mixing for the show. Harris was stunned by […]

Artists

Josh Williams, The Civil Wars, Right Place, Right Time…

Bluegrass Artist and Shure Endorser Josh Williams stopped in at the Nashville AR office to pick up a microphone from me.  During his visit, he had me look up a video that has gone viral on YouTube.  Before we watched the video, he explained to me that the guy who filmed it only captured this […]

Betae 27
Education

Understanding Mic Specs

At Shure, it’s not only our passion to make great microphones, but also to ensure you know how to use your Shure mic for a particular purpose. That’s why we’ve put together a four part video series that lays out the basics of how microphones work and understanding microphone specifications. In Part I, we discuss the […]

Artists

The Band Perry sell out The Ryman Feb 20

The Band Perry have been blazing a trail all over the US and Canada, grabbing Grammy nominations and other awards along the way.  When tickets for their show at he historic Ryman Auditorium went on sale, they sold out in 24 MINITUES! This would be a historic event in itself as the group would be […]

Education

The Unidyne III and Ernie Seeler

Most Shure users have likely never heard the name Ernie Seeler, even though a fair share of their livelihood exists because of this microphone engineer. Born in Cuba of German parents, Ernie joined Shure in 1953 and retired in 1997. During the late 1950s, Ernie developed a new microphone element that would revolutionize the pro […]

GRAMMY-FEATURE
Artists

Shure’s Week At The GRAMMYs

There are so many elements that contribute to putting on an awards show like the GRAMMYs.  To list every aspect would take too long so we’re going to focus on our side of this trip.   As everything usually comes together at the last minute for this show, we sent out a nice compliment of […]

Education

Computer Recording Fundamentals

It wasn’t that long ago – maybe 15 or 20 years at most –when a quality studio incorporating all of the technologies that have revolutionized recorded music over the decades would have cost tens of thousands of dollars. But now, anyone can produce a good quality recording on a simple home computer with a few […]

T-Pain 275h
Contests

Your Next Record Contest with T-Pain & YoungFyre

Unsigned hip-hop artists and rappers: enter to win the chance to record a 3-song EP with YoungFyre and have T-Pain write and produce on the single. Check out the rules and enter the contest at tpain.whooznxt.com by April 3, 2012. Shure is proud to sponsor Guitar Center’s Your Next Record Contest. And we love this […]

Education

Why Won’t My Mic Work?

The eight-member team of Shure’s Applications Engineering Group gets a lot of questions.   They come every day from customers all over the world through a variety of channels – email, phone and via the interface on the company’s Find An Answer (FAQ) database.  It’s Apps’ mission to problem-solve. According to Apps chief Michael Pettersen, one […]

Montreux, Switzerland
Contests

Enter the Montreux Jazz Voice Competition

Hey, jazz vocalists: Want to sing here? The 10th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition is now open to entries. The competition will take place during the Montreux Jazz Festival, June 29-July 14, 2012, in Montreux, Switzerland. It’s a great opportunity for aspiring jazz singers to perform in front of a professional jury and international audience. […]

ULX-D Digital Wireless System
Awards

Four Categories of Shure Products Receive Awards

Year in and year out, Shure engineers obsess over new ways to deliver audio that amazes. Still, we’re in awe when our products win awards from organizations we respect and admire. Here’s a list of the most recent awards our products have received.   Wireless Systems Axient Wireless Management Network 2012 NAMM “Best in Show—This […]

Artists

Antonia Bennett & an SM7B – winning combo!

January 10, 2012 Los Angeles, CA There’s nothing quite like trying to make something cool happen – especially at the last minute.  Longtime Shure user and recording engineer Cliff Goldmacher called me to see if it was at all possible to get hold of an SM7B he wanted to use the next day to track […]

mxw-header
Education

Avoid These Five Mistakes in Wireless

While wireless systems have freed performers from the bonds of cords and cables, they’ve unleashed a dizzying array of headaches for the sound crew. Getting a wireless system to behave predictably is a challenge faced by touring professionals and newbies alike.  No one and no system is immune.  Still, it doesn’t have to be guessing […]