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Corky_Siegel
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Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues Records at Shure

Shure’s Performance Listening Center (PLC) managed by Dean Giavaras is used internally for a myriad of reasons. Operated by the Product Development Division, Shure associates use it daily to test and evaluate microphones, critical listening, recording, photo shoots, and even band rehearsals. It’s our very own private studio. But from time to time the PLC’s […]
Backstage With Paul: Chicago Blues
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Backstage With Paul: Chicago Blues

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 […]
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Education

How the “Green Bullet” Became the Definitive Blues Harp Mic

Contributors: Dennis Gruenling, Michael Pettersen Since the 1950s, blues harmonica players have amplified their instruments with bullet-shaped microphones and tube amplifiers. But how it all started remains a mystery. According to one legend, the mac daddy of all Chicago blues harp players, Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, innovated the technique by playing his harmonica near a […]
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Nashville gets the Blues w/Jonny & Buddy

I never thought I would say “bitter cold” and Nashville in the same sentence.  There it is and yes, it was. However, there was a warmth of anticipation in my heart as I headed up the street towards the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville to catch 2 amazing Blues artists – Buddy Guy and Jonny […]
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Guitar Center Battle of the Blues

Blues guitarists, prepare for battle! Shure has teamed up with Guitar Center in a search for the nation’s top undiscovered blues guitar player. Check out the competition video trailer: Sign up in-person at your local Guitar Center store for the preliminary competition round, which begins May 8. Prizes include $25,000 cash, a studio session with […]
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Mike Posner @ the House of Blues – Chicago

Yesterday I got a chance to interview Shure Endorser Mike Posner in one of the prayer rooms in the Foundation Room of the House of Blues in Chicago. If you have never been, upon entering the room it feels like your transported somewhere Zen in Asia. The atmosphere is very tranquil and the attention to detail in the decorations […]
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Ozomatli @ House of Blues (Chicago)

The first time I ever heard Ozomatli was in 1998. I was sick in bed with a migraine. My migraines, when I get them, tend to be pretty severe. So painful that I have to literally lock myself in a dark room and shut out all outside noise. For some reason, that day, the TV in […]
How to Mic a Bluegrass Band
Education

How to Mic a Bluegrass Band

Les Banks of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and Cliff Miller, who has handled audio for nearly every major bluegrass act, explain which mics and techniques deliver that pure acoustic sound from the stage to the audience.
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CMT Crossroads: First Week Favorites

I think it’s about time we started showcasing CMT Crossroads sessions, especially since two out of the last three have featured not only one Shure artist, but two! I have been a longtime fan of CMT Crossroads. I just want to pat the guy or gal who came up with the idea on the back […]
KSM9: A good bet for a Las Vegas House of Worship
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KSM9: A good bet for a Las Vegas House of Worship

When most of us think of chapels in Las Vegas, the images that come to mind are of the drive-through wedding variety with an Elvis impersonator officiating.   But here’s the real secret that Sin City isn’t even trying to keep on the down low: it’s full of churches, and according to msncbc contributor Chris Rodell […]
Buddy Guy
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The "Buddy" system – an ALL Shure stage.

The storm line was approaching.  We’d been checking the radar on our phones, and anytime between 6 and 9 PM, the rain would hit Nashville.  That didn’t seem to bother this energetic crowd, ready to take in some great blues by the legendary Buddy Guy. Thankfully , I grabbed my Shure umbrella so my trip […]
Backstage With Paul - It All Started With Bonnie Raitt
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Backstage With Paul: It All Started With Bonnie Raitt

As promised, here is the first installment of our new Backstage With Paul series. For those of you paying attention, the Artist Relations team has been a little busy… Grammys, NAMM, local shows. Well, the smoke has cleared and we’ve got things under control… kind of. Anyway, to refresh your memory, Paul is our legendary […]
Ryan with Little Big Town
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February…Bring it on!

Fresh off our highly sucessful Grammy Awards trip, I’m scanning over the month of February…plenty to keep me busy! See if you can keep up: Two days ago, I conducted a wonderful interview with country artist and Shure endorser Sara Evans.  I’ll be editing that.  She’s been a Shure Artist for over 10 years now. […]
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Referencing with Headphones before Mastering

By Steve Corrao, Sage Audio Mastering – Nashville, TN Not too long ago, Shure Notes editors crossed into the sprawling, top-secret world that is Shure’s Technology Annex to learn more about the development of its headphone line from Chief Engineer Yuri Shulman.  Naturally, part of that discussion involved a review of the growing headphone line […]