Monthly Archives: December 2013

DMX Christmas Cover
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My Vote For Best Christmas Song Cover: Forever!!!

In my colleague Mike’s latest post – The Most Wonderful (Musical) Time of the Year – he shared with us some really great, classic Christmas albums to enjoy while you and your loved ones celebrate the Yuletide Season. His list of 5 are quintessential, holiday classics that everyone should have in their collection. It’s hard […]
Shinedown
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A road trip with my son to see Shinedown & Skillet – PRICELESS!

How many times have you left town to go see a show a few hours away?  I’ve seen some pretty cool shows both out of town and out of state.  I remember going to see the first Monsters of Rock tour in 1988 with Metallica, Van Halen, Scorpions, Dokken and Kingdom Come at Alpine Valley […]
GLX-D - Basic Setup
Education

Getting Started with GLX-D Digital Wireless – Part 1: Basic Setup

This is where 85 plus years of legendary performance and groundbreaking digital technology meet.  Built to handle the rigors of any stage and available in a variety of configurations, GLX-D® is a revolution in wireless freedom.  The first in a series of seven how-to videos demonstrates the system’s foolproof setup. More GLX-D Digital Wireless Videos Part […]
The Most Wonderful (Musical) Time of the Year
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The Most Wonderful (Musical) Time of the Year

I love everything about Christmas, save for the excessive commercialization of the holiday, but what I absolutely love the most is the music. I have fond memories of my family trimming the tree, baking cookies and opening presents on Christmas morning…all the while with a record spinning that enhanced all of these holiday traditions and […]
GLX-D - Adjusting Gain
Education

Getting Started with GLX-D Digital Wireless – Part 3: Adjusting Gain

Setting the gain has never been easier with audio levels and gain settings visible on the receiver’s display.  “OL” indicates that the gain needs to be reduced – a simple matter of using the system’s gain buttons to increase or decrease the gain.  This short video shows you how. More GLX-D Digital Wireless Videos Part 1 […]
GLX-D - Scan And Frequency Changes
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Getting Started with GLX-D Digital Wireless – Part 5: Scan and Frequency Changes

GLX-D® uses redundant audio transmission and seamless automatic switching between backup frequencies to ensure a consistent signal.  This video demonstrates how to change the frequency settings if you’re using multiple systems or experiencing interference. More GLX-D Digital Wireless Videos Part 1 – Basic Setup Part 2 – (Pedal) Basic Setup Part 3 – Adjust Gain Part […]
GLX-D - Locking The System
Education

Getting Started with GLX-D Digital Wireless – Part 7: Using the Lock/Unlock Function

Stuff happens. Maybe the transmitter was accidentally turned off or the system settings mysteriously changed mid-performance. The lock/unlock feature is the system’s wingman and prevents these avoidable incidents. The final video in the series of seven demonstrates this important peace-of-mind feature of GLX-D®. More GLX-D Digital Wireless Videos Part 1 – Basic Setup Part 2 – […]
Your Best Audio Tips
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Top 10 Audio Hacks, From You To Us

Recently, we invited you to share your favorite audio hacks / MacGyvers / jury-rigs / tips / moments of brilliance…and share, you did. It wasn’t easy, but our in-house audio genius team managed to choose 10 winners from among all the entries to our Your Best Audio Hack Competition. Winners were chosen based on the […]
What makes a legendary performance?
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What makes a Legendary Performance?

I was thinking about our tagline on the way home from the American Country Awards in Las Vegas.  This topic is wide open for interpretation and discussion, so I hope you join in. In my opinion, I had just witnessed a Legendary Performance when LeAnn Rimes sang a tribute to Patsy Cline, who had passed […]
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The Guitar Center Sessions: Fitz and the Tantrums

On June 15th of this year, the indie-pop group Fitz and the Tantrums stopped by Guitar Center Hollywood to give us a taste of their new album “More Than Just A Dream” which dropped May 7th. It’s the second full-length album for the group following their 2010 release “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” which hit the […]
Rock and Roll Photographer Paul Natkin
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My Day With Rock And Roll Photographer, Paul Natkin

Last week I thanked our good friend Paul Natkin for providing me some awesome pictures for My 5 Favorite Music Venues in Chicago blog post. “Who is he?” you ask? Well, if you’re a fan of music, and a fan of photography, Paul Natkin is a name you must know. Not only has Paul shot […]
Henry Rollins
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Henry Rollins Reviews The SE846 Earphones

Late one Saturday evening, I received an email from my friend Henry Rollins. Apparently he found his way to the Shure webpage and noticed the latest addition to our earphone line, the SE846. After gazing upon a few slick images and poring over the description and specs for the product, he NEEDED to hear these […]
Building A Home Studio
Education

How To Build A Home Studio (Video)

Recently, we sponsored How To Make Music, a tutorial series created by musician Saher Galt. The first video in the series focuses on building a home studio. If you’ve ever thought about building your own studio, check this out. You might be surprised how affordable it is these days, and how easy it is to […]
Shuremobile at the Riviera Theater
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My 5 Favorite Music Venues In Chicago

Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Seven Reasons to Choose a Digital Discussion System
Education

Conferencing Solutions: When to Choose a Digital Discussion System

Imagine a summit meeting with hundreds of delegates from across the globe. They are seated behind desk-mounted microphones and many are wearing headsets.  There’s a nameplate in front of each one, indicating the nation represented. In addition to the listeners, there are a nearly equal number of interpreters. Somewhere in this milieu, a small technical […]