Written by Brooke Giddens on October 27, 2016 under Artists
Adam Young explains what’s different when writing a film score vs. a pop song and why he’s excited about the Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 14, 2016 under News
Find the perfect present for music and recording enthusiasts with our gift guide. We have suggestions for audiophiles, guitar gods, vinyl geeks, singers, frequent flyers, videographers, podcasters and more.
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 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 Cory Lorentz on September 18, 2014 under Artists
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.
Written by Davida Rochman on July 8, 2014 under Education
There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that we’ve continued to debunk over the years. Check each one of these off your list, and when the subject […]
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 February 21, 2014 under Artists
The storm line was approaching. We’d been checking the radar on our phones, and anytime between 6 and 9 PM, the rain would hit Nashville. That didn’t seem to bother this energetic crowd, ready to take in some great blues by the legendary Buddy Guy. Thankfully , I grabbed my Shure umbrella so my trip […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 21, 2014 under Artists
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 Ryan Smith on February 14, 2014 under Artists
What kind of sound are you going for on stage? Clean, dirty, wet, muddy, or dry? (No, I’m not talking about doing laundry.) You name it, we’ve heard so many different descriptions of the sounds we want to capture out of guitar cabinet speakers. Take Shure Artist Jonny Lang for instance. Killer guitar tone? ABSOLUTELY! […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 29, 2013 under Education
Helical? This could describe a bad day in the studio or a buzzing sound that just won’t go away. Fact is, it’s a type of a directional antenna that might be the answer to getting better performance from your wireless systems. In this post, Shure Notes Editors have searched the archives for terms that you’re […]
Written by Ryan Smith on May 20, 2013 under Artists
In our frequent travels as Shure Artist Relations representatives, we often hear from many engineers “You guys should really bring _____ mic back.” If you look back in Shure’s history, there are some amazing designs but also some wonderful sounding mics. Some people want them back because they just look cool and others because they […]
Written by Ryan Smith on March 7, 2013 under Artists
I never thought I would say “bitter cold” and Nashville in the same sentence. There it is and yes, it was. However, there was a warmth of anticipation in my heart as I headed up the street towards the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville to catch 2 amazing Blues artists – Buddy Guy and Jonny […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 18, 2013 under Artists
…That’s what you hear as the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards go live to air in the packed to capacity Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. However, before all of the applause and packed seats of onlookers, the GRAMMYs go through a rigorous schedule of rehearsal and timed perfection. What you at home see on TV […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 17, 2012 under Artists
There are so many elements that contribute to putting on an awards show like the GRAMMYs. To list every aspect would take too long so we’re going to focus on our side of this trip. As everything usually comes together at the last minute for this show, we sent out a nice compliment of […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on January 30, 2012 under Artists
Joining a band for load-in at a venue on a Saturday morning is not the typical duty associated with this gig in Artist Relations at Shure. Occasionally, you’re asked to go above-and-beyond and help out a band or bands coming to town and in need of a few microphones. In this instance, I arrived equipped […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 25, 2012 under Education
Bill Gibson has spent the last 30 years writing, recording, producing and teaching music. He is well known for his production, performance and teaching. Bill is Developmental Editor for Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, President of Northwest Recording, serves on the National Advisory Board for the P&E Wing of the Recording Academy, is an […]
Written by Matt Dobschuetz on January 20, 2012 under News
A300SM Shock Mount for KSM353/ED – First Look from NAMM John Born introduces the A300SM Shock Mount. Recently called the “Sexiest Shock Mount Ever” (recording hacks), the sleek and stylish A300SM uses advanced materials to provide exceptional isolation and shock protection for the KSM353/ED Ribbon Microphone. Most notably, in place of the traditional elastic bands the A300SM […]
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