Monthly Archives: April 2012

Open Back vs. Closed Back Headphones
Listening

Open Back vs. Closed Back Headphones

Do you want a private listening experience with some isolation from what’s going on around you?  Are you a recording engineer or audiophile looking for the accuracy of open back headphones? Check out Shure’s new educational video on the differences between open back and closed back headphones to determine which headphone type is right for […]
S.N. Shure (1945)
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Share Your Shure Story and Win

It’s our 87th birthday here at Shure, and we kinda feel like celebrating. Will you join us? People who knew S. N. Shure, our founder, say he was a great listener. Over the years, we’ve accumulated a library of stories from extraordinary people who use Shure products, from World War II pilots and U.S. presidents […]
Live

Fitz & The Tantrums & MUTEMATH AT Vandy !

“It was a daark and stoormy night…”  Well, it was!  But that didn’t stop the fans at Vanderbilt University from hanging out to see two of the hottest groups on the road.  Shure Artist’s Fitz & The Tantrums and MUTEMATH performed in Nashville as part of a 2 day festival called Rites of Spring. All […]
Live

FOH Engineer Rich Caldwell – Rest in Peace

Last week, I received a phone call from an industry associate that a dear friend and Flyleaf FOH engineer Rich Caldwell died in a car accident.  I’ve known Rich for more than 5 years and he had one of the most positive personalities I’ve encountered as a touring engineer.  He took great pride in his […]
Live

Cults: A Sold Out Evening At Metro

A cold and windy evening in Chicago is always a great reason to take shelter and spend time on an indoor activity. One of our favorite indoor pastimes, as you may already know, is to take in a good show at one of Chicago’s 341 music venues. It’s honestly quite an array of musical genres on […]
Live

Meet Our Friend Ben Sollee…

Ditch the van and get on your bike! That’s one way to tour in this green-minded world we live in… and it’s the Ben Sollee way. Our friend Ben Sollee came to us via an email message we received about a musician who was on tour, heading to intimate venues with a cello strapped to […]
Live

Vince Gill & Friends keep on giving

For the 4th year now, Vince Gill has invited some of Nashville’s finest as well as some artists from out of town to join him on stage for an awesome night of song and support. Jammin’ to Beat the Blues is the title of this event and it’s a virtual sell out every year.  The […]
News

FP Wireless First Look from NAB

In this short video, Bill Oakley previews FP Wireless Systems from the Shure booth at the 2012 NAB Show. Nutshell: FP features portable, flexible components that are exceptionally intuitive. They’re also compatible with our SLX Wireless Systems. Word on the show floor is that people are pretty excited about FP Wireless Systems, which will be […]
News

BRH Headsets First Look from NAB

In this short video from the Shure booth at the NAB Show, Michael Johns previews three broadcast headsets. We’re excited that folks at NAB have shown a lot of interest in them so far. Nutshell: the BRH31M, BRH440M, and BRH441M offer a nice range of options in terms of weight, ear cups, and boom positioning. […]
National Open Mic Night
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Venues for National Open Mic Night

Open mic nights celebrate music and performance on the grassroots level. For some, they serve as a rite of passage between mom’s garage and the larger world stage. And it’s not unheard of for performers to have their very first audio gear experience at an open mic event. (“Is this thing on?”) So, naturally, we […]
Broadcast

Shotgun Mics and Video Production

  If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that audio quality can make or break any video project. No matter how creative and professional the visual aspects of a production may be, these qualities can be completely negated by lackluster audio. According to one videographer we know, “It’s easy to fool the eye, but it’s […]
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Sara Bareilles in Nashville…rapping!

What’s the best way to ask a star on a date to the Prom?  With flowers of course, and a nice note.  These items were waiting for Sara Bareilles as she took the stage at the Curb Events Center on Sunday, April 15th.  Sara decided to have some fun with the note and broke into […]
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Shure mics + Guitar Center podcast = All Good

Some of you may have already seen this…or one of the many other videos from the “At: Guitar Center” podcast, hosted by Nic Harcourt, but here’s the latest one featuring blues rock singer/guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, performing his song “Dustbowl.” According to Jason Powell, Guitar Center “Audio Guy” who recorded this session: “Joe has such a […]
Live

ACMA’s, Axient, and PSM 1000!!!

The Academy of Country Music Awards continues to be one of my favorite trips of the year.  It’s a great show to see all the crew people as well as get a bit of face time with our artists. Plenty of them were there:  Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan, Brad Paisley, […]
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Guitar Center Battle of the Blues

Blues guitarists, prepare for battle! Shure has teamed up with Guitar Center in a search for the nation’s top undiscovered blues guitar player. Check out the competition video trailer: Sign up in-person at your local Guitar Center store for the preliminary competition round, which begins May 8. Prizes include $25,000 cash, a studio session with […]