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Microphones

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.
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Microphones

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.
Microphones

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.
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Top 8 Microphone Myths Exposed

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 […]
Microphones

3 Alternative Guitar Mics to the SM57

The Shure SM57 is quite possibly the most popular and widely used microphone to record electric guitars. But there are other microphones that you should consider when choosing a guitar mic. Here are three of them.
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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 […]
Buddy Guy
Live

The "Buddy" System – an ALL Shure Stage.

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 […]
Brad Paisley's Cabs
Live

"Make it a Combo" – Guitar Cabinet Mics

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! […]
Helical Antenna
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Helical and 145 Other Audio Terms You May Need to Know

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 […]