Monthly Archives: July 2014

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GRAMMY Camp LA: ‘Be Persistent and Be Prepared’

Our friend, Meghan Brown, wrote this guest blog for Featured News… GRAMMY Camp! Have you heard of it? It’s an awesome summer camp program that brings high school students together for a 10 day total music immersion.  Last week, I was lucky enough to join  ultra-talented campers at GRAMMY Camp LA and see firsthand how […]
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InfoComm 2014 Wrap-up

It’s been over a month since we returned from InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, but we are still riding high from all the great things that happened at the show. From the moment the doors opened on the convention floor to the final minute of the last day, there was barely a second when our booth wasn’t packed with […]
Dan + Shay & The Band Perry Rock Out Wrigley Field
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Dan + Shay & The Band Perry Rock Out Wrigley Field

Last week in my summer soundtrack blog post, I wrote about how summer to me is country music. Well, that’s just how I spent this last Saturday night! I gathered with all my other country music fans at Wrigley Field to catch Dan + Shay, The Band Perry, and Blake Shelton on the Ten Times […]
Dailey & Vincent: Bluegrass at its best!
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Dailey & Vincent: Bluegrass at its best!

Since their formation, Dailey & Vincent have been a favorite of mine in the bluegrass genre. They brought Shure into the picture early on, and we have been enjoying this relationship ever since. The group was the first to perform at the S.N. Shure Theater inside of Shure HQ. I told Jamie and Darrin last […]
Backstage With Paul: Anthrax & Public Enemy
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Backstage With Paul: Anthrax & Public Enemy

I have been friends with the guys in Anthrax for their entire career. Back in the beginning, when their first album came out, I was regularly selling pictures to Playboy Magazine. I met up with the band backstage at the Aragon Ballroom, and in the course of the conversation, I told them that if they […]
July Webinar – Wireless Spectrum Update: The 600 MHz Incentive Auction
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July Webinar – Wireless Spectrum Update: The 600 MHz Incentive Auction

For up-to-date information on the FCC Incentive Auction, please refer to our Resource Center. It’s understandable that people get nervous when the FCC starts talking about reallocating spectrum. Wireless mic users can remember how disruptive the 700 MHz reallocation was, so it’s easy to get jumpy when any part of the prime real-estate that is the […]
The LAMC Celebrates Its Quinceañera
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The LAMC Celebrates Its Quinceañera

It’s a right of passage for almost every 15-year-old girl of Hispanic heritage. A quinceañera is typically a huge fiesta which celebrates a young girl’s transition from childhood to womanhood and presents her to the community as young adult. The celebration highlights God, family, and community, and typically includes plenty of music, food, and a […]
My Summer Soundtrack
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My Summer Soundtrack

Summer is in full swing and as we all know, it’s crucial to have a summer playlist to be the background to all our adventures. As we prepare for our upcoming Chicago festivals (Pitchfork and Lollapalooza), I’ve been finding myself listening to new music constantly. I must admit, coming from Southern Missouri, summer to me […]
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Top 8 Microphone Myths Exposed

There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that we’ve continued to debunk over the years. Check each one of these off your list, and when the subject […]
Microphones

3 Alternative Guitar Mics to the SM57

The Shure SM57 is quite possibly the most popular and widely used microphone to record electric guitars. The frequency response and presence peak help to cut through a mix, while the high SPL handling makes it ideal for loud sound sources such as guitar amps. Great for most applications, granted, but good quality sound is […]
Backstage With Paul - All Access
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Backstage With Paul: All Access

In 1976, I was breaking into the business, but I didn’t know how to get access to shows. One night, I went to the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago to try to talk my way in. I figured a small place would be easier. I went to the backstage door and started talking to the guy […]