Written by Ryan Smith on March 7, 2014 under Artists
How much do I (and many others) love the BETA 181? Let me count the ways: 1. Toms & Overhead My first experience with the BETA 181 came at a Percussive Arts Society Convention (PASIC) in 2011 when Shure Artist Simon Phillips was invited to give a clinic. Simon had been using the KSM137 and […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 1, 2013 under News
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to upgrade your microphone locker with the latest additions to the Beta™ family, I have good news: the waiting is over. The right time is now. We’re offering a mail-in rebate on Beta Microphones purchased from April 1 through June 30. There’s a limit of six microphones […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 19, 2013 under Events
Our April webinars are brought to you by the letter B, as in Beta Microphones and BLX Wireless. As always, Shure Learning Center webinars are free to attend, and attendance is first come, first serve. Beta Microphone Basics Since the introduction of the original BETA 57 and BETA 58® microphones, the premium sound quality, road-worthy […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 30, 2012 under Education
Placement Techniques for the Beta 181 Side-Address Condenser Microphone By: John Born, Rob Klegon and Chad Wiggins Beta microphones, first introduced in 1989, have earned a reputation among touring pros and recording engineers for rugged reliability and construction (a Shure signature), precise sound reproduction, low handling noise and high gain before feedback. Everyone knows that. […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 23, 2017 under Education
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on the benefits of microphones with switchable polar patterns, the KSM9 in particular.
Written by Ryan Smith on February 21, 2017 under News
Ryan Smith, Shure’s man in Music City, takes us behind the scenes of CMT’s show Nashville with audio prop master Danny Rowe to find out what it takes to keep it real – both on and off the set.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 10, 2017 under Education
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on miking a grand piano.
Written by Brooke Giddens on August 16, 2016 under ArtistsEducation
Drummer Danny Molad of Lucius reflects on their input list and why it works for them, plus what it’s like to perform with live looping.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on July 13, 2016 under Education
Portability requirements, technology comfort level, and likelihood of tripping over cables are some of the contributing factors that should influence whether or not you go wireless as a musician running your own sound.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 15, 2016 under Education
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on in-ear monitor solutions for drummers who sing.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2016 under EducationNews
Soren Pedersen outlines the recent updates to this handy online Shure mic comparison tool, gives a walk-through of how to use it, and explains how his team recorded all the samples in the most scientific conditions possible.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 12, 2016 under Education
Five Shure Associate musicians share their most beloved mic(s) for their application. Check out their recs for vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar amp, bass amp, and drums.
Written by Davida Rochman on July 10, 2015 under Education
Key Chang, FOH engineer for bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, shares the “reel-life” challenges of shooting a live concert DVD with a cast of thousands.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2015 under Education
This post explains what to look for in mics for different applications so you can outfit your band appropriately. Product suggestions from value-priced to feature-rich are included.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Education
Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
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