Written by Ryan Smith on May 30, 2014 under LiveNews
I still remember getting a call back in 1997 from Wilbur Rimes, father of an incredible new young singer named LeAnn. Her song “Blue” was exploding on the charts. Naturally, we were very interested in working with her. It was a pretty short conversation because he had basically said to me, “We want the same […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 28, 2014 under LiveNews
In 1983, I decided that it would probably be a good idea if I started branching out from just shooting in Chicago. My first destination was the US Festival in Ontario, California, on May 28th, 29th and 30th of 1983. I called a publicist that I knew was working with the festival, which was organized […]
Written by Marc Henshall on May 23, 2014 under Microphones
When used on the road, mic grills will inevitably receive abuse. We look at how the Shure SM58 grill is designed to dent – protecting your microphone.
Written by Ryan Smith on May 23, 2014 under LiveNews
Korn, quite simply, is at the top of their game. With Brian “Head” Welch back in the group and Ray Luzier driving the band on drums, Korn is performing better than ever. Lead singer Jonathan Davis’ voice is stronger, the group is tighter, and the fans are still supporting this band who originally came to […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 22, 2014 under LiveNews
Early in 1989, I read an article in Rolling Stone that said that the Stones were going out on tour later in the year. I sent the same letter to Keith’s manager that I had sent the year before, “Heard you guys are going out on the road. Call me if you need a photographer.” […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 22, 2014 under House of Worship
It’s that time of year again! Once again, Shure is proud to sponsor the Worship Arts Technology Summit (or WATS). WATS is an organization devoted to training professionals and volunteers alike in the worship industry. With several tracks to choose from (Audio, Lighting, Media, and Musician), WATS offers hands-on training perfect for an entire church […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 21, 2014 under Webinars
Join Gino and Sam as they take a look at the different types of network hardware, the pros and cons of DHCP vs. static IP addressing, basic troubleshooting, and what you need to know to communicate with the IT department.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 21, 2014
After six months of hard work, we have finally reached the finish line! The tenth year of the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition gleaned ten outstanding tracks and challenged our expert panel of judges. The dedication definitely shone through each and every recording. These teams really deserve a pat on the back. This year’s winners are: GRAND […]
Written by Ryan Smith on May 16, 2014 under LiveNews
A voice with experience. Rhonda has been touring and performing for most of her life. Her schedule every year is so crazy that it’s a wonder she has any time to record. This year, she found time to record a double CD entitled Only Me. One CD with bluegrass songs, the other with country songs. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 15, 2014
In this post, we’re going to turn the spotlight on an essential instrument in the horn section: the saxophone. To help us do it, we’ve turned to a trio of pros: ADAM HILL from Memphis’s legendary Ardent Studios (where everyone from Big Star to the Staples Singers and Isaac Hayes has recorded), FOH Engineer FRANK […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 14, 2014 under LiveNews
In August of 1988, my next door neighbor, Don McLeese (who was the music critic for the Chicago Sun Times), asked me if I would like to go to New York with him the next day to shoot pictures while he interviewed Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. As Keith was one of my only […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 13, 2014
Two expert colleagues hooked me up with eight live vocal microphones, from value-priced to high-end, dynamics and condensers, so I could experience for myself the differences between them and figure out which one I preferred.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 9, 2014 under News
A few years ago, I lost my SM58 at a gig. As I scrambled about the festival grounds desperately searching for it and fighting back tears, I was met with curious looks and questioning eyes. Why the dramatics over a $100 mic that was so easily replaceable? One reason: that SM58 belonged to my mother. […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 9, 2014 under LiveNews
When I was a kid, I started listening to Blues music and grew to be a big fan. I always wanted to meet the guys making the music, and getting in this business made that come true. In 1977, I went to a concert at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago and photographed Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter. The next […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 6, 2014 under LiveNews
In December of 1987, I set up a photo shoot with one of my favorite artists, Alice Cooper. It’s always great to photograph one of his shows. He’s one of the greatest live performers on the planet. His manager asked me to do a photo shoot with him that night, but unlike most artists, he […]
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