Written by Stuart Stephens on June 6, 2017 under Systems
Feedback is an annoying and potentially damaging squealing or humming sound that can be extremely distracting during a meeting. Every audio system has a maximum amount of gain or volume that can be applied before feedback is introduced. Stuart Stephens explains why feedback occurs and how it can be eliminated.
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 15, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on ways to avoid feedback.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 10, 2015 under LiveWebinars
In this hour-long webinar, we will look at tips, tools, and techniques for maximizing gain-before-feedback, and bust some myths about less helpful approaches.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 28, 2014 under Webinars
“Is this thing on?” says, oh, EVERYONE when they step up to a microphone in the movies or on TV. And what does the mic always say back? “ZZZZZZ!” Feedback is the universal, audible indicator for “live microphone.” It’s also just plain annoying. If you’d like to avoid it, then check out February’s Shure Learning […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 17, 2013 under News
A new addition to the SCM820 control software, the DFR (Digital Feedback Reduction) function adds two channels of adaptive EQ filtering to find and remove feedback frequencies, which noticeably improves gain before feedback in live sound reinforcement systems. Check out this short video walk-through of the software interface that allows you to set up the […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 25, 2013
By Shure Notes Editors. Contributors: John Chevalier, Bill Gibson, Frank Gilbert, June Millington, Dan Murphy “John had a semi-acoustic Gibson guitar. It had a pickup on it so it could be amplified. We were just about to walk away and listen to a take when John leaned his guitar against the amp. He really should […]
Written by Davida Rochman on August 4, 2011
The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes for House of Worship, Issue #46 (August 4, 2011). One of the most commonly asked questions in professional audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer is: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 29, 2010
One of the basic building blocks of sound system design is the Potential Acoustic Gain (PAG) equation. With a few simple calculations it can provide a guide to dealing with the problems and restrictions encountered with feedback and other issues. Download this helpful guide. Understanding Sound System Design and Feedback Using (Ugh!) Math By Rich […]
Written by Linda Hansen on April 25, 2018 under Studio
Never heard of “Foley” before? Actually, you almost certainly have experienced these everyday sound effects for film and TV. Shure visited Chicago sound designer Bryen Hensley to learn more about a type of recording that is both art and science.
Written by Michael Pettersen on January 4, 2018 under MicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including how an SM56 mic avoided being smashed by The Who and set on fire by Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop in 1967.
Written by Andrew Francis on December 12, 2017 under Systems
Ceiling array microphone technology has revolutionized conference rooms. Andrew Francis, Senior Applications Engineer at Shure, highlights some key best practices to ensure users enjoy the full benefits of a properly configured array.
Written by Linda Hansen on November 14, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
There are iconic designs that define an entire product category: Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades, the classic Coke bottle, the Model 302 Western Electric telephone. And, of course, the Shure Model 55 microphone. Now we celebrate this icon with a special edition.
Written by Andrew Low on September 11, 2017 under Systems
We have all experienced our voice echoing through laptop and meeting room speakers or headphones during a video conference with clients or colleagues. Learn why it happens and how to fix it.
Written by Marc Young on August 31, 2017 under Podcasting
Podcasters are increasingly trading the comfort of their homes for the thrill of the stage and performing in front of real audiences. Shure explores the phenomenon of live podcasting with Radio Spätkauf’s Joel Dullroy.
Written by Soren Pedersen on August 30, 2017 under MOTIVVlogging
Sometimes you don’t have to look too far for the story. Rapper and stay-at-home dad turned vlogger Glen Henry explains how he attracts a hundred thousand viewers with a crew of one, three kids under five and a couple of MOTIV microphones.
Written by Andrew Low on July 20, 2017 under Systems
Chris Hawes explains how the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone delivered for a client with a space that transforms from one room to a triple-divisible, multi-purpose room.
Written by Davida Rochman on February 28, 2017 under Podcasting
Tyler Greene and Adam Yoffe, two live podcasters from the Chicago Podcast Festival, offer eight helpful how-to tips to ensure a successful transition from studio to live podcasting.
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