Written by Allison Wolcott on January 28, 2014 under Events
“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...
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 17, 2013 under Education
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...
Written by Davida Rochman on January 25, 2013 under Education
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...
Written by Davida Rochman on August 4, 2011 under Education
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...
Written by Davida Rochman on April 29, 2010 under Education
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...
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Education
Specialty microphones aren't just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you're shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
Written by Davida Rochman on March 18, 2015 under Education
In Part 1 of this four-part video series, Shure Product Manager Michael Johns outlines the benefits of personal monitor systems over traditional wedge monitors on stage.
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 27, 2015 under Education
For Part Two, we're going to explore the musical side of mic technique. Let's start with the easy target: the rapper and his hype man or men, depending on ego size.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 11, 2015 under Education
Personal monitor systems deliver a better experience than wedge monitors for performers, sound engineers, and audiences. This post explains the nitty gritty of it.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 21, 2014 under Education
Churches everywhere are looking for ways to lower the volume while improving the audio quality of their worship services. Here are tips for achieving a Quiet Stage through the use of in-ear monitoring and other technologies.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 14, 2014 under Education
Les Banks of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and Cliff Miller, who has handled audio for nearly every major bluegrass act, explain which mics and techniques deliver that pure acoustic sound from the stage to the audience.
Written by Matt Dobschuetz on October 3, 2014 under News
Over the past few months, the Shure team has developed a new Wireless Frequency Finder (WFF) tool. We updated our data sources to ensure the most accurate location and wireless frequency availability data. We also have reworked...
Written by Davida Rochman on September 24, 2014 under Education
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 September 17, 2014 under Education
We asked two of our favorites, pro audio educator John Chevalier and veteran touring engineer Paris Lahr, for their tips on how to mike live vocals.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on September 5, 2014 under Events
Join Chris Lyons and Gino Sigismondi from Shure to learn the specific components that are required to deliver the most requested features in boardrooms, city councils, and other meeting facilities.
Written by Ryan Smith on August 14, 2014 under Artists
Calling all engineers! If you are not familiar with Wireless Workbench®, or WWB, now is the time to download this FREE software and immerse yourself in the ever-growing, ever-changing world of wireless frequency coordination.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 11, 2014 under Education
Is it really a cardioid world? While the cardioid polar pattern is undoubtedly the most often used in live sound applications (after all, the ubiquitous Shure SM57 and SM58® microphones are both cardioid types), there’s a case...
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on July 31, 2014 under News
Our friend, Meghan Brown, wrote this guest blog for Featured News… GRAMMY Camp! Have you heard of it? It’s an awesome summer camp program that brings high school students together for a 10 day total music immersion. Last...
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