Written by Allison Wolcott on December 6, 2016 under Microphones
In this short documentary full of archival treasures, Shure Corporate Historian Michael Pettersen explains how a two-way radio microphone became the harp mic of choice for generations of blues musicians.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 23, 2017 under Microphones
With a growing legion of accordion players appearing with mainstream acts like Arcade Fire, The E Street Band, and Mumford & Sons, we offer instruction and sound samples for eight accordion miking techniques.
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…
Written by Soren Pedersen on February 14, 2017 under MOTIVPodcasting
Podcasters and other content creators looking for professional quality audio need search no further: the Shure MOTIV line has you covered with the great sounding – and good looking – MV5 and MV51 digital microphones.
Written by Nelson Arreguín on June 11, 2014 under LiveNews
Shure’s Performance Listening Center (PLC) managed by Dean Giavaras is used internally for a myriad of reasons. Operated by the Product Development Division, Shure associates use it daily to test and evaluate microphones, critical listening, recording, photo shoots, and even band rehearsals. It’s our very own private studio. But from time to time the PLC’s […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 21, 2014 under LiveMicrophonesNews
Late last year at the House of Blues in Chicago, Shure took over the venue by having three of its endorsers hit the stage for a sold-out evening. On the bill was Atlas Genius, Family Of The Year and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. We came into the venue a little earlier than the masses lining […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on December 6, 2013 under LiveNews
We bring you, “What Is That Mic Application?” In this installment of unique encounters from the road, we stumbled upon a homemade, handheld device involving some toggle switches, heavy duty cabling and an SM58 gently wedged in the center. This creation takes center stage every night and is a big part of this endorsers live […]
Written by Davida Rochman on July 2, 2013
Contributors: Dennis Gruenling, Michael Pettersen Since the 1950s, blues harmonica players have amplified their instruments with bullet-shaped microphones and tube amplifiers. But how it all started remains a mystery. According to one legend, the mac daddy of all Chicago blues harp players, Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, innovated the technique by playing his harmonica near a […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on May 24, 2013 under Live
Ever since the beginning of college, I knew I was going to have an internship. Not only is it required by my university, but also I knew what a great starting point an internship could be when job searching post-graduation. I had heard horror stories of filing papers, running errands, getting coffee for your boss, […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 30, 2010 under Live
To the Shure-Mobile! Today I was off to catch the tremendously talented Adam Young aka Owl City at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. I also had a special guest helper along for the ride… my niece Lizzi Stack was pretty excited about getting to see the immensely popular Owl City, too! This was my first time at the Aragon Ballroom and Lizzi’s […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 15, 2005 under Home RecordingStudio
Getting the sound you’re after can have a lot to do with the microphones you use and where you place them. This post offers some practical starting points – instrument by instrument.
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