Written by Ryan Smith on February 21, 2017 under News
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 Cory Lorentz on December 29, 2016 under Artists
Few pieces of gear inspire so much passion and loyalty as Shure’s SM58. From Led Zeppelin to Henry Rollins, admiring musicians have helped turn this microphone into an icon over the past 50 years.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on October 17, 2016 under Education
If you’ve ever used a vocal microphone after someone with a cold, you know hygiene is reason #1 to bring your own microphone to gigs. Check out the other reasons here.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on July 13, 2016 under Education
Portability requirements, technology comfort level, and likelihood of tripping over cables are some of the contributing factors that should influence whether or not you go wireless as a musician running your own sound.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 14, 2016 under News
Find the perfect present for music and recording enthusiasts with our gift guide. We have suggestions for audiophiles, guitar gods, vinyl geeks, singers, frequent flyers, videographers, podcasters and more.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 16, 2015 under News
Five Summer 2015 interns share what it’s like to be an intern at Shure, from finding an apartment to a typical work day to intern social life.
Written by Ryan Smith on May 13, 2015 under Artists
After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.
Written by Brooke Giddens on December 3, 2014 under Artists
David Levin and Juan Garcia-Spitz share with us the biggest differences between being a FOH engineer with touring acts vs. having residency as an engineer at a venue.
Written by Brent Burdick on April 29, 2014 under News
It was 75 years ago today when Shure released a rugged, high-performance public address microphone called the Unidyne® 55. No ordinary microphone, the 55 gave the world the first professional tool to reproduce sound in vibrant tones and textures, without the complex setup requirements of other mics of the time. Beyond the microphone’s amazing sonic […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 6, 2014 under Education
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on November 27, 2013 under Education
Contributor: Phil Bower, Prestige AV & Creative Services The venue was booked months ago, the event has been promoted to your membership, and the speaker line-up, while in a constant state of flux, is finally just about buttoned up. But the time has come, in addition to the dozens of other tasks on your pre-show […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 13, 2013 under Education
“When a film has only one or two, it is considered an imperfect film. But when there is a profusion of technical flaws, it is called style.” That’s how film festival favorite Pedro Almodovar defended the mistakes so apparent in his first feature-length film Pepi Luci Bom. The year was 1980 and it was the […]
Written by Ryan Smith on May 20, 2013 under Artists
In our frequent travels as Shure Artist Relations representatives, we often hear from many engineers “You guys should really bring _____ mic back.” If you look back in Shure’s history, there are some amazing designs but also some wonderful sounding mics. Some people want them back because they just look cool and others because they […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 13, 2012 under Education
The list of famous recordings made in a “home studio” is long and subject to debate. What qualifies as a home studio? We all know that “Exile on Main Street” was recorded in a home (make that the basement of Villa Nellcote in the south of France), but does it really count if the producer […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 25, 2012 under Artists
Last week, I received a phone call from an industry associate that a dear friend and Flyleaf FOH engineer Rich Caldwell died in a car accident. I’ve known Rich for more than 5 years and he had one of the most positive personalities I’ve encountered as a touring engineer. He took great pride in his […]
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