Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Pre-Lollapalooza Predictions

That is the actual definition of Lollapalooza, but Lollapalooza as many of us have come to know it, is the music festival to end all music festivals. It is a 3-day festival that brings in over 100,000 people to Grant Park each year to hear the tunes of their favorites artists. That’s pretty impressive and the […]
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Updated: #CampShure Week 2: Spirit Day

Winner Congrats to @trol_bridge for winning the #CampShure Spirit Day badge and a box FULL of Shure swag! Everyone’s pictures this week were amazing. We’re looking forward to seeing your travels in this week’s Field Trip contest! Honorable Mentions: Week 2 Theme: Spirit Day Shure Summer Camp is in full swing. For this week’s theme, […]
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There’s A First For Everything

Okay, so I’ve been doing this gig for a while now and I’ve enjoyed ALL kinds of music for as long as my memory serves. I’ve been to all kinds of shows in all types of venues, but I have never seen the likes of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and I figured I […]
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Industry Experts take Center Stage at GRAMMY Camp

Our friend, Meghan Brown, wrote this guest blog for Mic Check…   Earlier this month I had a chance to play “student” for a day when I stopped by GRAMMY Camp L.A. to hang out with some of the crazy-talented attendees as we were enlightened by some of the biggest names in the music business. Hosted […]
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Education

Miking the Legendary Leslie Tone Cabinet

“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before.  I only knew one blues riff that I could play on the piano, but when I played it on a […]
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Updated: Announcing Shure Summer Camp: An Instagram Contest

Winner Congrats to @saysay148 for winning the #CampShure Bonfire badge and a SM58+X2u! A big thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s theme. Keep up the good work campers; we’ll see you at Spirit Day! Honorable Mentions: Where will your musical adventures take you this summer? Show us while we ride shotgun on a […]
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First Look

SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones: First Look Video

Soon, the new SE846 Sound Isolating™ Earphones will make their way into the ears of audiophiles and musicians around the world. Spoiler alert: the sound quality is MIND BLOWING. Until the day arrives when you can hear them for yourself, check out this brief video in which Sean Sullivan walks through what makes the SE846 […]
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Education

Register for Worship Arts Technology Summit

From coast to coast, house of worship volunteers and professionals are making their way to summer school, also known as WATS, which stands for Worship Arts Technology Summit. Shure is proud to sponsor these events, at which participants receive expert, hands-on training in five parallel tracks: Musician, Media, Audio, Lighting, and Vocal. You’ll find Senior […]
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Skillet – "Rise" and Connect

This was a new, cool experience! Christian Rock Artists and newly signed Shure Artists Skillet recently released a new concept album called “Rise.” A week beforehand, the group held 2 VIP events, the first in Nashville and the second in Chicago.  Fans had the opportunity to purchase tickets to a listening party/dinner/acoustic concert experience. Over […]
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Education

What’s That Noise? And How to Fix It!

Contributors: Gino Sigismondi and Doug Totel The hum. The buzz. The crackle. Or no sound at all.  While we’re all familiar with the unwanted sound of, let’s say, guitar amp feedback, there are other issues that are a little trickier to identify and eliminate. This time around, you’re in complete control. You can actually choose […]
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Latin Alternative Music Conference Recap!

With each new thing I experience here at Shure, it’s getting harder and harder to write these blog posts! It’s like trying to take a picture of the moon when its super big and bright, but then you go to do that and you realize the moon is millions of miles away and it’s tiny […]
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Montreux Jazz Festival: Live Streaming & Gear Rundown

The Montreux Jazz Festival, that 15-day slice of jazzophile heaven, is in full-throttle scat and improvisation mode until July 20. Again this year, Shure is proud to be the official technical supplier of  microphones and wireless systems, as well as the sponsor of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. If you’re not in Montreux, you […]
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Education

How the “Green Bullet” Became the Definitive Blues Harp Mic

Contributors: Dennis Gruenling, Michael Pettersen Since the 1950s, blues harmonica players have amplified their instruments with bullet-shaped microphones and tube amplifiers. But how it all started remains a mystery. According to one legend, the mac daddy of all Chicago blues harp players, Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, innovated the technique by playing his harmonica near a […]