Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Artists

Let’s have some FUN.

Where do I begin to write about my evening last night? I can’t even think, but maybe that’s just still from the ringing in my ears from being in the 6th row from the stage, front and center. For a week or 2 now, I had plans to deliver 2 gold UR2/SM58s to fun. at the […]
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Education

Miking Guitar Amps: Tips from Sound Pro John Mills

[Pointing to a Marshall amp] “This is a top that we use on stage … the numbers all go to 11 – right across the board.  Most blokes are playing at 10 … but, where can you go from there?  If we need that extra push over the cliff, we put it up to 11.  […]
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Artists

Dream Theater Drummer Mike Mangini asks…..

How many Shure Mics can you identify in this shot? Just this morning, I received an email from Shure Artist Mike Mangini with a link to a video he made. He talks about the Shure mics he used to capture the tracks for the new yet-to-be-released Dream Theater record.  It was a pleasant surprise to […]
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Events

July Webinar: Wireless Solutions for Conference Room Applications

The installed sound pro’s dream of being able to go wireless and remotely control great-sounding audio gear across an executive campus has become a reality with the new Microflex™ Wireless Systems. Wireless Solutions for Conference Room Applications If running wires simply is not an option in the meeting spaces where you run sound, then you […]
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Earphones

How to Clean Shure Earphones

You notice a drop in the sound level of your favorite Shure earphones and it’s starting to get worse. Is it the cable?  The drivers? Maybe the sound source?  You keep turning the volume up – and … nothing. Chances are the solution is as simple as cleaning earwax, dust and debris from the inside […]
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Artists

What Does Artist Relations Look For in Endorsers?

“The one thing to remember is that you’re not working with a band that you like because they are your favorite band,” said Cory Lorentz. “You have to think about what is going to help sell Shure products. At the end of the day, that is what we are all here to do.” Artist Relations […]
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Artists

CMA Fest – Part 2

I’ve packed up all the mics, sent most of them back to Shure HQ (Thanks Brooke & Richard!) and now it’s time to fill you in on the rest of the week at CMA Music Fest. Rain!   It always rains during this awesome week of performances.  Does that scare the crowds away?  No, but […]
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Artists

Buddy Guy, The Vic, Wrigley Field & More!

This weekend has been filled with incredible music, people, and experiences. I kicked off my “weekend” on Wednesday with the Chicago Blues Festival Kick Off party at Buddy Guy’s Legends. I met up with my friend Paul, (yes that’s Paul Natkin, yes that’s the super incredible music photographer) and we headed down towards The Loop. […]
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First Look

Microflex Wireless First Look from InfoComm

Available this summer, Microflex™ Wireless Systems are ideal for meeting rooms, conference rooms, and board rooms that need the lifelike sound of a high-quality condenser microphone in a low-profile design. In this video from InfoComm in Orlando, Gino Sigismondi offers a tour of the key features, including smart rechargeability, Dante™ Digital Audio, and robust software […]
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Earphones

Understanding Earphone and Headphone Specifications

What specifications are important to understand when you’re getting ready to upgrade or replace your earphones or headphones?  If you’re not a sound engineer, understanding the difference between frequency range and frequency response – or even the impedance requirements of your iPod or DJ rig – can have an impact on your listening experience. In […]
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Artists

The Soundtrack Of Your Life: Starring… You!

If you’re like me I need music on for everything. You know, just in case… You never know when you’re going to have that dramatic cinematic moment during the course of your day, where, whether planned or unplanned, you’re going to do something absolutely breathtaking. And, when that moment arrives, you want the perfect song […]
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Artists

CMT’s/CMA Music Fest: The MOST exciting week in Nashville!

Right now, as I type this, there is hardly a street corner  you can stand on in downtown Nashville where you can’t hear music.  The hotels are packed, there are cowboy hats everywhere, and the city is electrified from morning to late at night. It all kicked off with the CMT Music Awards in the […]
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Artists

Microphone Makeovers: The Many Looks of Shure Mics

Coming into all of this, I knew nothing of microphones. I knew singers and bands used them to create sound, but that was about it. Already I’ve learned a lot about microphones and all the little things that make each Shure microphone unique; however I know there are still many people out there like me […]
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Education

Shure Rechargeable Battery Technology

Depending on your experience with them, rechargeable batteries are either the boon or the bane of your experience in wireless systems.  How much run time is left? Is there time to recharge before the performance?  And with multiple systems using dozens of rechargeables, how can you be sure which are fully charged and which are […]