Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under Education
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 Education
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 EducationNews
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 Education
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 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 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 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 Allison Wolcott on November 11, 2013 under Events
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 Artists
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 Artists
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 News
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 17, 2012 under Education
If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that audio quality can make or break any video project. No matter how creative and professional the visual aspects of a production may be, these qualities can be completely negated by lackluster audio. According to one videographer we know, “It’s easy to fool the eye, but it’s […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 4, 2012 under Artists
Some of you may have already seen this…or one of the many other videos from the “At: Guitar Center” podcast, hosted by Nic Harcourt, but here’s the latest one featuring blues rock singer/guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, performing his song “Dustbowl.” According to Jason Powell, Guitar Center “Audio Guy” who recorded this session: “Joe has such a […]
Written by Ryan Smith on November 18, 2011 under Artists
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, […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 20, 2010 under Artists
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 18, 2009 under Education
Here are some helpful hints from Shure Associate and audio pro John Born. Beware of comb filtering Comb filtering occurs when two or more open microphones pick up the same sound source and then are mixed together. Because sound enters the microphones at slightly different times, cancellation of frequencies occurs when those two signals are […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 5, 2007 under Education
Below is a mic placement formula from Shure Applications Engineering: Distance Old 20 X log ( ———— ) Distance New Example: How much will the gain of the sound system increase if mic is moved from 12 inches from talker to 3 inches from talker? 12/3 = 4 log 4 = 0.6 0.6 […]
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