Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2017 under Microphones
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore vocal mic options for death metal.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 23, 2017 under Microphones
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 the benefits of microphones with switchable polar patterns, the KSM9 in particular.
Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under House of WorshipLiveMicrophones
In this excerpt from his book for church sound volunteers, sound engineer and systems integrator James Wasem explains the basic rules for miking a choir.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 4, 2015 under MicrophonesSystems
These days, the task of running audio for meetings and conferences often falls to the AV team. If you’re more comfortable with bits and packets than proximity effect, here are some microphone tips that will make you an audio pro.
Written by Stephen Kohler on October 28, 2015 under BroadcastMicrophonesNewsWireless Systems
Stephen Kohler provides an update on the impending 600 MHz band incentive auction, including the FCC’s timeline, expected outcomes, and potential effects on users of professional wireless microphone and in-ear systems.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Home RecordingMicrophonesStudio
Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
Written by Cory Lorentz on September 18, 2014 under Microphones
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 Marc Henshall on July 8, 2014 under Microphones
The Shure SM57 is quite possibly the most popular and widely used microphone to record electric guitars. The frequency response and presence peak help to cut through a mix, while the high SPL handling makes it ideal for loud sound sources such as guitar amps. Great for most applications, granted, but good quality sound is […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 13, 2014 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
For years, the most common method of micing tom-toms has been to use a dynamic microphone. Over time, however, the introduction of purpose-built, discreet condenser microphones have given engineers more tonal choice and some practical benefits. Consequently, dynamic and condenser tom-tom options now divide opinion among sound engineers. In reality, both have distinct advantages depending […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 10, 2014 under News
These days, people don’t buy anything substantial without first jumping online and reading product reviews in forums, on shopping sites, and in industry publications. So, if you’re thinking about buying one of our newer products, check out the reviews roundup below, organized by product type. I’m sure you can find discussions of these products elsewhere […]
Written by Ryan Smith on February 14, 2014 under LiveMicrophones
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 Allison Wolcott on November 11, 2013
Seeing is believing, as the old saw goes. Hearing is believing, too. If you’re a videographer or photographer just getting into video, check this out: Barry Andersson, co-author of The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook, is conducting a DSLR Dynamics workshop tour with dates on the East Coast and in Toronto through November 24. For interested folks based […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 1, 2013 under News
Gear up to save on…gear? Corny jokes aside, now’s the time to score some great deals on BLX Wireless, our new entry-level wireless system, and SM microphones, the industry-standard workhorses you can rely on night after night. The holidays are coming up quicker than you think, and there’s no shame in gifting yourself while you’re […]
Written by Ryan Smith on October 18, 2013 under LiveMicrophonesNews
Don’t you just LOVE the sound of that headline? I love it when I hear it from an engineer or artist. In this case, it was most recently from someone who is both! Cliff Goldmacher is and has been a great client of Shure for over 10 years now. When I first met Cliff in Nashville, […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 5, 2013 under LiveMicrophones
Coming into all of this, I knew nothing of microphones. I knew singers and bands used them to create sound, but that was about it. Already I’ve learned a lot about microphones and all the little things that make each Shure microphone unique; however I know there are still many people out there like me […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 30, 2012 under ListeningNews
We’ve been testing our products to military specifications since World War II. So, when you see a new Shure product hit the shelves, you know it already survived a serious smackdown. Despite the confidence this gives us, we still get a little nervous when the first reviews roll in. (We just want everyone to be […]
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