Written by Allison Wolcott on July 8, 2013 under Events
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 29, 2012 under Events
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 6, 2012 under Events
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. […]
Written by Ryan Smith on August 23, 2010 under Artists
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2016 under EducationNews
Soren Pedersen outlines the recent updates to this handy online Shure mic comparison tool, gives a walk-through of how to use it, and explains how his team recorded all the samples in the most scientific conditions possible.
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 15, 2016 under Education
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 wireless battery life.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 4, 2015 under Education
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.
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 Davida Rochman on March 4, 2015 under Education
If you’re ready to go retro and experience the joy of listening to record albums, you’ll need to know how to shop for a record needle (phono cartridge). This post will help you choose with confidence and get in the analog groove.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 30, 2014 under Education
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.
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 to Greece in the sixth century B.C. when a line-up of dancers, singers and musicians competed against once another (more like […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 15, 2014 under Education
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on March 7, 2014 under Artists
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 […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on December 6, 2013 under Artists
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on July 25, 2013 under Education
“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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