Written by Marc Henshall on August 22, 2014 under Live
You’d be hard-pressed to find a band that hasn’t used the celebrated SM57 at least somewhere in their career. To this day, the SM57 remains number one for guitar amps and snares – both live and in the studio. Less well known, the 57 is also heard on many classic vocal recordings – despite being […]
Written by Marc Henshall on June 24, 2014 under Live
It can be difficult to get excited about a wireless system. It’s one of those crucial pieces of kit used by gigging musicians that your audience is unlikely to notice, except of course, when things go wrong. Needless to say, you need to be able to rely on your wireless setup! Shure have a long […]
Written by Ryan Smith on March 7, 2014 under Live
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 Davida Rochman on August 16, 2013 under Uncategorized
In this 2013 interview, OneRepublic touring soundman Zito surprised us with a unique application for the venerable snare/tom microphone.
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 Marc Henshall on March 26, 2013 under LiveStudio
Our technical team here at Shure UK are regularly asked to describe the difference between our classic SM58 and its closely related cousin, the Beta58. Firstly, let’s be clear: this is not a question of better or worse – both microphones are characterised by outstanding sound and performance. However, each model has key fundamental strengths suitable for different applications. Here are some of […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 19, 2013 under Webinars
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 Uncategorized
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 Linda Hansen on November 14, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
There are iconic designs that define an entire product category: Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades, the classic Coke bottle, the Model 302 Western Electric telephone. And, of course, the Shure Model 55 microphone. Now we celebrate this icon with a special edition.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 19, 2017 under News
With lots of performances across four summer nights, Nashville’s CMA Festival presented wireless frequency coordination challenges that Jason Glass met head on with Axient® Digital.
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 8, 2017 under LiveMicrophones
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore solutions for great vocals that don’t quite cut through the mix.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2017 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore vocal mic options for death metal.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on March 7, 2017 under Live
Performing live for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience, so don’t leave anything to chance. By following these helpful suggestions, you’ll be ready to take the stage with confidence – and prepared when things happen to go wrong.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 23, 2017 under LiveMicrophones
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 BroadcastNews
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 Bells Driver on February 2, 2017 under Live
Working with the likes of The Kooks, Plan B, Marmozets and currently Catfish and The Bottlemen, Russ Tite is a music industry pro both in the studio and in front of the stage. He answers some questions for us below on technology, mixing and how he hates being cold. HOW DID YOU GET INTO ENGINEERING? […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 10, 2017 under House of WorshipLive
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.
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