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Events

AES 2014 Wrap-Up

A quick recap of our time at the Audio Engineering Society’s 137th International Convention, including new products unveiled and the awards scoop.
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Education

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 […]
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Education

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 […]
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Artists

What discontinued Shure Mic would you bring back and why?

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 […]
Education

Shure Wired Microphone Model Numbers…an Explanation

We are often asked why Shure microphones have specific model number designations and what these stand for.  The organizational structure of Shure model numbers is credited to our founder S.N. Shure.  Mr. Shure was a very organized person.  The Shure archive has an example of his daily diary, kept when he was 15 years old.  […]
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Education

Vocal Miking Tips

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 […]
First Look

A300SM “Sexiest Shock Mount Ever”

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 […]
Artists

Dream Theater in Atlanta

October 19,2010 The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA It was time for a road trip….and I knew this one was going to be worth it.  Why?  Because I’ve watched drummer Mike Mangini for years.  He’s been a Shure endorser for over 10 years.  This was the type of band that Mike has worked for, practiced for, […]
Artists

Shure co-sponsors events at Soundland Nashville

September 21-24 Nashville, TN Soundland Nashville has taken over the town with great new upcoming bands.  I hope you got a chance to go out and hear some new music. I started out my day on Thursday by visiting a panel discussion at the Belcourt Theatre on the success of the band The Civil Wars.  […]
Education

Roswellite – What Is This Stuff?

The Material That Revolutionized Ribbon Microphones: Roswellite ™ What Is It? Roswellite ™ is the trademarked name of a nano-enabled ribbon material that is used in Shure KSM313/NE and KSM353/ED ribbon microphones. Roswellite™ is also known as “acoustic nanofilm.” It’s an extremely strong, low mass, superelastic, paramagnetic composite with high inherent conductivity and shape memory […]
Artists

More Studio Hi-Jinks From Matt & Kim

  In our last episode, Brooklyn-based Matt & Kim were hunkered down in a studio in Atlanta to begin work on the follow-up to 2009’s Grand. Looking for a change in the weather and chaos of NYC, Matt & Kim figured Atlanta would be the perfect fit for normalcy and a little winter warm-up… So far, […]
Artists

Matt & Kim: New Album, New Shure Mics

New to the Shure roster of endorsers, Matt & Kim were literally on their way to a studio in Atlanta to meet producer Ben Allen and begin work on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Grand. I spoke to Matt over the telephone as Kim minded her speed, navigating the band van down the interstate […]
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Education

Talkin’ Ribbon Microphones

Think about microphone types today and your mind will automatically turn to the dynamic and condenser types that dominate live sound reinforcement and recording applications. But from the 1930s through the 1950s, the ribbon velocity microphone ruled the airwaves. Fast forward to the present day. Thanks to space age advancements in material design, highly sensitive […]