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Choosing the Right Mic

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.
How to Mic a Bluegrass Band
Education

How to Mic a Bluegrass Band

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.
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The Roots – Mics of the Tonight Show

One of Jimmy Fallon’s biggest loves is the musical portion of the show, which is why he chose to bring along his friends from The Roots to continue as the house band on this new version of The Tonight Show.
Designing a Portable Church Sound System
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Designing a Portable Church Sound System

Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin Stone Community Church presently numbers four campuses across the greater Austin area and over 7,000 […]
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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 […]
Rhonda Vincent & the KSM line
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Rhonda Vincent & the KSM line

Just last month, I wrote about Rhonda becoming the 2014 inductee into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s Hall of Greats (article here). I just happened to look up this month’s schedule for Music City Roots and Rhonda was headlining the show on March 12. That day, I loaded up the […]
Versatility: The BETA®181
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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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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 […]
Artists

ACMA’s, Axient, and PSM 1000!!!

The Academy of Country Music Awards continues to be one of my favorite trips of the year.  It’s a great show to see all the crew people as well as get a bit of face time with our artists. Plenty of them were there:  Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan, Brad Paisley, […]
The Band Perry's Super 55 at ACA
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Shure at the American Country Awards

December 5, 2011 Las Vegas – MGM Grand Garden Arena This was the second ACA show for Fox Network.  Production Mix Engineer Klaus Landsberg invited me to come out on behalf of Shure for this years’ show as they were going to be using primarily Shure wireless.  Sound Company ATK Audiotek would be providing the […]
Artists

PASIC: Drums, Mics, and more Drums!

November 10-12, 2011 Indianapolis, IN The Percussive Artist Society International Convention (PASIC) is one of those events I look forward to every year. Being a drummer myself, this event is close to my heart.  So are a lot of people that attend from many other great companies like Pearl, DW, Zildjian, Remo, Vic Firth, Vater, […]
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Fitz & The Tantrums in Nashville

October 24, 2011 The Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN OK, I know they just played here in July but I can’t get enough of this group.  It is so cool to watch and hear their vibe coming off the stage.  If you aren’t moving and grooving to this band, they will CALL YOU OUT! That […]
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How does Shure capture YOUR drum sound?

With less than 2 weeks away from the Modern Drummer Festival in New Jersey, I thought it would be great to open up a discussion on the various techniques people use to capture their drum sounds using Shure mics.  I think this will also help to educate some people as to what choices are available […]