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CMT Crossroads: Dierks Bentley & OneRepublic
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CMT Crossroads: Dierks Bentley & OneRepublic

Talk about 2 very different voices: Dierks Bentley and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. However, two very good songwriters! The stories and melodies that come out of these two artists are unique to them, and putting them together was such a great combination. Not only that, they had to treat some of the songs differently as […]
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Shure Unidyne, 75 Years of the World’s Most Recognisable Mic

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Shure Unidyne Microphone (29th April 1939). When the Unidyne 55 was introduced, it was the first single element unidirectional dynamic microphone in the world. From entertainers to politicians, past and present, the Unidyne remains the world’s most recognisable microphone. In celebration, we look at the Unidyne story and […]
Guitar Center's Singer Songwriter Contest
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Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter Contest

Shure is a proud sponsor of Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter Contest. Could you be the next great American songwriter? Your entry could win you the following prize package: 4-song EP with producer Don Was New gear from Shure and others $25,000 cash Worldwide music distribution from TuneCore Recording time at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio […]
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Automatic Microphone Mixers: When You Need Them

Typical Applications: Houses of Worship Teleconferencing Videoconferencing Panel Discussions Boardrooms Distance Learning Hotel Sound Courtrooms Microphone mixers, also known as voice-activated or sound-activated microphone mixers, have one fundamental function: to attenuate (or reduce in level) any microphone that is not being addressed, and conversely, to rapidly activate any microphone that is addressed by a talker. […]
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GRAMMY Camp, Take Two: East Coast Edition

Our friend, Audrey Sahl, wrote this guest blog for Mic Check: I checked out the first ever East Coast GRAMMY Camp last week, and was happy to see just as much talent represented in the East as out West. Converse Rubber Tracks hosted the evening’s open mic festivities, so I got a glimpse into the newly opened, […]
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Five Techniques for Stereo Miking Drums

By Matt McGlynn A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices with surprisingly different sonic characteristics. To demonstrate these different sounds, we recorded a drum kit with a pair of KSM44A overhead microphones five different ways. The drums, the room, the preamps, cables, and composition remained […]