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Montreux Jazz Festival: Live Streaming & Gear Rundown

The Montreux Jazz Festival, that 15-day slice of jazzophile heaven, is in full-throttle scat and improvisation mode until July 20. Again this year, Shure is proud to be the official technical supplier of  microphones and wireless systems, as well as the sponsor of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. If you’re not in Montreux, you […]

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Experience Montreux Jazz Festival Online with Shure

For the listening pleasure of those of us who aren’t basking in the unforgettable Montreux Jazz Festival experience live and in-person, our colleagues across the pond will be streaming on their blog the sweet sounds of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. The competition, which will take place July 2–4 in picturesque Montreux, Switzerland, features […]

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Enter the Montreux Jazz Voice Competition

Hey, jazz vocalists: Want to sing here? The 10th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition is now open to entries. The competition will take place during the Montreux Jazz Festival, June 29-July 14, 2012, in Montreux, Switzerland. It’s a great opportunity for aspiring jazz singers to perform in front of a professional jury and international audience. […]

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An amazing night of Jazz @ The Ryman

That’s right.  Sunday night, August 22, 2010, Herbie Hancock and company came to Nashville and proceeded to delight the audience.  I was glad to be among them. Herbie is enough of an artist to perform all by himself but the “and company” part of this equation added to the performance.  Playing a good selection of songs from his past […]

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GRAMMY Camp 2015: Campers Tell All

GRAMMY Camp brings together high school students for a 10-day total creative immersion. We chatted with students on the vocal and video production tracks about their camp experiences and their career goals.

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Five Essential Mobile Recording Rules

Sometimes the recording studio is a rig that fits into the backpacks of two tourists bound for Europe. In this post, mobile recording engineer Adam Lansky offers tips for recording success anywhere: on the road, in the moment, and across the pond.

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From the Experts: Playing Summer Music Festivals

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 to Greece in the sixth century B.C. when a line-up of dancers, singers and musicians competed against once another (more like […]

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Choosing a Saxophone Microphone for Recording and Live Sound

In this post, we’re going to turn the spotlight on an essential instrument in the horn section: the saxophone. To help us do it, we’ve turned to a trio of pros: ADAM HILL from Memphis’s legendary Ardent Studios (where everyone from Big Star to the Staples Singers and Isaac Hayes has recorded), FOH Engineer FRANK […]

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Versatility: The BETA®181

How much do I (and many others) love the BETA 181? Let me count the ways: 1. Toms & Overhead My first experience with the BETA 181 came at a Percussive Arts Society Convention (PASIC) in 2011 when Shure Artist Simon Phillips was invited to give a clinic.  Simon had been using the KSM137 and […]

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My 5 Favorite Music Venues In Chicago

Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]

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Miking the Legendary Leslie Tone Cabinet

“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before.  I only knew one blues riff that I could play on the piano, but when I played it on a […]

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Five Easy Pieces: Miking Drums with a Shure SM27

Editors’ Note: For many years, one of Shure’s corporate missions has been to further music education around the globe.  But our commitment extends far beyond contests such as Fantastic Scholastic (now in its ninth year), where college teams compete for a valuable mic locker.   It often starts with a much younger audience and here’s why: […]