Written by Davida Rochman on May 18, 2009 under Education
Here are some helpful hints from Shure Associate and audio pro John Born. Beware of comb filtering Comb filtering occurs when two or more open microphones pick up the same sound source and then are mixed together. Because sound...
Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under Education
In this excerpt from his book for church sound volunteers, sound engineer and systems integrator James Wasem explains the basic rules for miking a choir.
Written by Matthew Koschak on May 17, 2016 under Education
Engineer Matthew Koschak explains shotgun microphones: how they work, common misperceptions, and how to choose the right one for your application.
Written by John Born on May 11, 2016 under EducationNews
The new KSM8 Dualdyne does things once thought impossible in a dynamic microphone. Product manager John Born shares some secrets from the design team's seven-year odyssey.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 4, 2015 under Education
These days, the task of running audio for meetings and conferences often falls to the AV team. If you’re more comfortable with bits and packets than proximity effect, here are some microphone tips that will make you an audio pro.
Written by Ryan Smith on August 19, 2015 under Artists
Ryan Smith interviews three monitor engineers about building trust with their artists, and the role of that trust in the artists' ability to deliver confident performances.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 15, 2015 under Education
Musician Alexander Duvel stops by the Shure Performance Listening Center to share techniques for miking six of his favorite world instruments: the tabla, bansuri, dilruba, sitar, djembe, and cajon.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2015 under Education
This post explains what to look for in mics for different applications so you can outfit your band appropriately. Product suggestions from value-priced to feature-rich are included.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 29, 2015 under News
Shure sent one of its new MOTIV iOS digital mics to school at The Second City’s Training Center in Chicago. In this article, two instructors tell us how the MV51 fared in class.
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 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 Davida Rochman on June 2, 2014 under Education
It wouldn’t be summer without music festivals. And music festivals wouldn’t be fixtures of summer without the groundwork laid almost sixty years ago at the Newport Jazz Festival. Real historians trace festival origins back...
Written by Davida Rochman on April 22, 2014 under Education
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...
Written by Davida Rochman on April 7, 2014 under Education
Shure Contributors: Thomas Banks, Chris Lyons, Gino Sigismondi Consider this: On YouTube alone, over 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute of every day. More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the three major...
Written by Davida Rochman on January 24, 2014 under Education
Contributor: Gino Sigismondi, Senior Manager, Shure Systems Support For the last couple of years, we’ve all heard the steady drumbeat of digital in pro sound applications. Digital audio networking systems that transmit and...
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...
Written by Davida Rochman on November 22, 2013 under Education
Contributor: Mike Major I have always felt that the best drum sounds are achieved when there is a seamless marriage of the close-mics and a stereo pair of overhead mics. There should be but one drum sound, not a collection of mics...
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