Written by Marc Henshall on May 20, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
Mic directionality can be classified in three distinct types: omnidirectional, unidirectional, and bi-directional. Within these categories, there are a number of different directional patterns known as polar-patterns; the most commonly known types are cardioid and supercardioid. For a large number of common applications, these will get you pretty far – but what if your requirements are a little more specific?
Written by Davida Rochman on January 7, 2013
Shure Notes Editors/Contributor: Soren Pedersen Back in 2005, Shure introduced the KSM9 vocal condenser microphone. What made this microphone unique was its flip-of-a-switch ability to change from cardioid to supercardioid. Originally, a component in Shure’s premium UR24S/KSM9 wireless system, the mic found an enthusiastic audience that warranted its standalone status. Live sound guys loved it. […]
Written by Linda Hansen on April 25, 2018 under Studio
Never heard of “Foley” before? Actually, you almost certainly have experienced these everyday sound effects for film and TV. Shure visited Chicago sound designer Bryen Hensley to learn more about a type of recording that is both art and science.
Written by Andrew Francis on December 12, 2017 under Systems
Ceiling array microphone technology has revolutionized conference rooms. Andrew Francis, Senior Applications Engineer at Shure, highlights some key best practices to ensure users enjoy the full benefits of a properly configured array.
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 Allison Wolcott on August 8, 2017 under Microphones
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 Stuart Stephens on June 6, 2017 under Systems
Feedback is an annoying and potentially damaging squealing or humming sound that can be extremely distracting during a meeting. Every audio system has a maximum amount of gain or volume that can be applied before feedback is introduced. Stuart Stephens explains why feedback occurs and how it can be eliminated.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 23, 2017 under Microphones
With a growing legion of accordion players appearing with mainstream acts like Arcade Fire, The E Street Band, and Mumford & Sons, we offer instruction and sound samples for eight accordion miking techniques.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 18, 2017
So your band has a solid set and is ready to go from playing friends’ parties for free to paid gigs? From researching venues to making a press kit, the tips in this post will help you make the jump.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on April 28, 2017
If you’ve managed to schedule a rehearsal, congratulations! You’ve already overcome a major hurdle in making music with other people. Get the most out of your time together with these 15 rehearsal tips.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 23, 2017 under Microphones
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 Soren Pedersen on February 14, 2017 under MOTIVPodcasting
Podcasters and other content creators looking for professional quality audio need search no further: the Shure MOTIV line has you covered with the great sounding – and good looking – MV5 and MV51 digital microphones.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 10, 2017 under House of Worship
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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