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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 […]
Education

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 […]
Education

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.
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The Complete Record.

The record that you can start on Track 1 and listen all the way through. The album that is flawless from front to back. The complete record is what every artist strives.
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Backstage With Paul: A Sold Out Night With O.A.R.

In March of 2003, I got a call from a publicist from Lave Records, asking me if I wanted to do a shoot with a band she worked with. They were called O.A.R., and they were playing at the Aragon Ballroom. I had never heard of them, and figured that they were the opening act. […]
Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Winner's Circle!
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Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Winner’s Circle!

After  six months of hard work, we have finally reached the finish line!  The tenth year of the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition gleaned ten outstanding tracks and challenged our expert panel of judges.  The dedication definitely shone through each and every recording. These teams really deserve a pat on the back. This year’s winners are: GRAND […]
Education

Choosing a Saxophone Microphone for Recording and Live Sound

In this post, we’re going to turn the spotlight on an essential instrument in the horn section: the saxophone. To help us do it, we’ve turned to a trio of pros: ADAM HILL from Memphis’s legendary Ardent Studios (where everyone from Big Star to the Staples Singers and Isaac Hayes has recorded), FOH Engineer FRANK […]