Monthly Archives: May 2012


Shure Tech Tip: Methods to Minimize Wind Noise

Courtesy of Michael Pettersen, Shure’s Director of Applications Engineering A microphone responds to the movement of air, and it does not care what caused the air to move.  This means that a mic cannot distinguish between air movement originating from a talker, and air movement originating from local weather.  Wind noise is a persistent problem […]

Beep Beep!

That’s what I heard while stuck in traffic on the way to the Nashville Artist Relations office. This was not normal traffic but the car-on-the-side-of -the-road-5-miles-down kinda traffic. As I was “inching forward”, I had noticed a middle aged lady in a silver Toyota Camry who had a purple phone earpiece attached to her ear. […]

Share Your Shure Story Winners Announced!

HUGE props and thanks to everyone who participated in the Share Your Shure Story celebration of our 87th birthday! Folks at Shure HQ read your stories in amazement and said stuff like, “Wow, is that for real?” We were all inspired by your creativity and dedication. (DRUMROLL…) Alex Davenport and Sandy Aphid were the lucky […]
House of Worship

Automatic Microphone Mixers: When You Need Them

Typical Applications: Houses of Worship Teleconferencing Videoconferencing Panel Discussions Boardrooms Distance Learning Hotel Sound Courtrooms Microphone mixers, also known as voice-activated or sound-activated microphone mixers, have one fundamental function: to attenuate (or reduce in level) any microphone that is not being addressed, and conversely, to rapidly activate any microphone that is addressed by a talker. […]

Shure Tech Tip: Instrument Mic, Vocal Mic, or Both?

Courtesy of Michael Pettersen, Shure’s Director of Applications Engineering Are there microphones that will only pick up musical instruments and will reject voices?  How about the reverse?  If we consider the basic function of a microphone, we discover that the answer to both questions is “No.”  A microphone senses the movement of air and then […]

Ben Sollee plays Music City Roots…

.. and you can see his and many other performances on their website:  (look for the shows tab and navigate to the May 2 show – Ben’s slot is about 2 hrs 10 minutes in which you can access quickly or just watch the whole show, your choice)  Please visit and look for your […]
FSRC Grand Prize Winners

Fantastic Scholastic Winners Announced!

Listening to the prize-winning tracks makes me irrationally proud. I mean, I didn’t raise the students who made these amazing recordings, and I didn’t teach them to record music. Still, in announcing the winners, I feel like a mama duck showing off her brood. Imagine how their families and professors must feel! Without further ado, […]