Written by Brando Marius on September 21, 2017 under FeaturedHome Recording
The tracks are recorded, and you’re ready to mix in your home studio. To improve the quality of your final mix at home, use these professional studio mixing tips from Nashville audio engineer Brando Marius.
Written by Andrew Anderson on February 23, 2017 under Studio
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, […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 15, 2016 under News
Shure strives to be the most trusted audio brand worldwide. How we do that has evolved over the years, yet perhaps also come full circle. Four Shure executives share their perspective on innovation in this post.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 21, 2016 under MOTIV
Filmmaker and documentarian Daniel Zox explains how the MOTIV™ MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone captured sound from the Lower East Side to the bike trails of Sedona.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 13, 2016 under News
Engineer Roger Grinnip and product manager Sean Sullivan tell the story of the development of the first portable electrostatic Sound Isolating™ earphone system, from experiment to reality.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 5, 2015 under LiveStudio
Guitarists have a reputation for major contribution to volume wars on-stage and in the studio. This reputation is perhaps personified in that famous – and often over-quoted – line from the movie Spinal Tap. We all know the line — “this one goes up to 11.” Brilliant… Seriously, though, how many times do you see […]
Written by Marc Henshall on April 22, 2015 under Studio
The electric guitar is the most successful and widely adopted instrument in modern popular music. In fact, a recent study shows that the electric guitar has now overtaken the violin as the most popular musical instrument for children to learn. Traditionalists might sneer at the changing musical demographic, but the fact remains, electric guitars are […]
Written by Davida Rochman on September 24, 2014
In live sound, proper microphone placement has three desirable results: it offers optimal signal to noise ratio and gain before feedback and it captures the instrument’s “sweet spot”.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 22, 2014 under Listening
When Apple began packaging earbuds with their iPods in 2001, music lovers abandoned their Walkman® and Discman® portable music players along with whatever headphones they were using at the time, and a new consumer market was born. Soon people wanted better sound from their portable players, and that meant something other than ubiquitous white earbuds. […]
Written by Marc Henshall on April 9, 2014 under Studio
To kick start a new blog series featuring unconventional studio techniques, we recently put an SM57 in a bucket of water and placed it next to the kick drum. Are we mad I hear you ask? All can be revealed by reading the post ;–) . This time, we’re looking at yet another experimental technique […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 27, 2014 under Studio
At Shure UK we recently read a Sound on Sound article about John Newman & Ant Whiting utilising some unusual recording techniques to produce Newman’s debut album ‘Tribute’. One trick in particular stood out: Ant Whiting employed a Shure SM57 in a tub of water near the kick drum for what he described as a “lovely wobbly […]
Written by Davida Rochman on August 6, 2013
Contributor: Dean Giavaras, Manager – Performance Listening Center & S.N. Shure Theater (and Horn Player) Unless you live somewhere in the lower third of the United States, summer is the only time of year when there are opportunities to perform outdoors. Even here, at Shure headquarters just a few miles northwest of the Windy City, […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 13, 2013 under House of Worship
In the second half of our two-part series, Shure Associate Gino Sigismondi, who many of you know from articles in Shure Notes as well as training sessions at seminars and conferences, explains the different types of mics used in church applications along with tips on where to place them. Form Factors – Narrowing the Field […]
Written by Ryan Smith on November 24, 2010 under Live
November 22, 2010 Public Speaking…….(words that can send shivers down your spine). So, what’s the best way to get over this….do it more!! Heather Sturm at the Art Institutes in Nashville called and asked if I would put together a Live Sound/miking clinic for her 10 Audio students. I said…yyyyes I can. But I wasn’t […]
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