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Can I Play 78 RPM Records with my Existing Stylus?

Vintage records from the early 1900’s are different to the familiar vinyl records used today. They are made from a brittle material which uses a shellac resin and typically play at a speed of around 78 RPM. While it may be tempting to play a little bit of history using the standard cartridge/stylus on your home turntable, […]
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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 […]
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Untangling the Facts About Cords and Cables

While understanding the differences between mic, instrument and speaker cables isn’t quite as seductive as checking out the features of a new effects pedal or electronic keyboard, these are essential links in the audio chain. Getting a grip on the basics and learning a couple of tried-and-true techniques from the pros will make sure you’re […]
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PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Andrew Hunt

Having recently won a prestigious MPG Award, Andrew Hunt is riding a wave of success built from the ground up. We caught up with Andrew to learn more about his story progressing from a multi-instrumentalist to a talented producer and engineer. Through sharing his journey, it’s plain to see how a real passion for music […]
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Shot By Shure: FRENSHIP

Shot By Shure showcases some of the artists we’re most excited about. Meet FRENSHIP. Two guys from LA that put out one of the most viral hits for 2016 “Capsize.” Now, hear about the song that changed their lives.
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Crossing the Channel with Producer Shel Talmy

Andrew Anderson talks to producer Shel Talmy about recording The Kinks, The Who, The Damned and Bowie and how he really got the crunchy guitar sound on You Really Got Me… Everyone in pro audio has a favourite-sounding record. This is not to be confused with their favourite song – that’s something totally different. No, […]
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Engineer Spotlight: Olga Fitzroy

As an audio engineer, frequently turning your head to a wide variety of musical genres and productions comes with the territory. In the following Engineer Spotlight feature, we speak to recent MPG Engineer of the Year winner, Olga Fitzroy who we learn is no stranger to applying her skills across a broad spectrum. From assisting […]
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Replacing a Record Player Needle

Vinyl continues to grow in popularity. The resurgence in records means more people are buying new turntables or dusting off a vintage one found in the attic. Find out what you need to know about replacing a needle – or phono cartridge stylus – to keep the music sounding amazing.