Contributor: Mike Major I have always felt that the best drum sounds are achieved when there is a seamless marriage of the close-mics and a stereo pair of overhead mics. There should be but one drum sound, not a collection of mics that are mixed together. It’s not as simple as placing a mic on […]
“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before. I only knew one blues riff that I could play on the piano, but when I played it on a […]
[Pointing to a Marshall amp] “This is a top that we use on stage … the numbers all go to 11 – right across the board. Most blokes are playing at 10 … but, where can you go from there? If we need that extra push over the cliff, we put it up to 11. […]
Editors’ Note: For many years, one of Shure’s corporate missions has been to further music education around the globe. But our commitment extends far beyond contests such as Fantastic Scholastic (now in its ninth year), where college teams compete for a valuable mic locker. It often starts with a much younger audience and here’s why: […]
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 […]
Interview with Mark Jensen. You’re an IT guy and a voice-over talent, in addition to being the force behind NewMediaGear.com and Studio1A Productions. Can you explain how these inter-relate? I am fascinated with technology. This drive rages stronger now than ever before. From on-air radio guy to Senior Global IT Engineer and finally media entrepreneur, being […]
By Matt McGlynn A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices with surprisingly different sonic characteristics. To demonstrate these different sounds, we recorded a drum kit with a pair of KSM44A overhead microphones five different ways. The drums, the room, the preamps, cables, and composition remained […]
Shure was invited to be a part of something special tonight. Students from Fisk University, MTSU, and Tennessee State University make up the 40 piece ensemble that is the Tennessee Mass Choir. (http://www.tennesseemasschoir.com/) Executive director C. Michael Brae came to the Shure office in Nashville to ask us to be the provider of mics to capture […]
Of Mics and Men There’s the conventional. Now what about the advanced? We talked to three drummers whose approaches to drum miking are as different as their musical odysseys. First, Rascal Flatts’ Jim Riley. Next, ex-Pat Metheny Group sideman and groundbreaking percussionist Paul Wertico. And finally, British touring band favorite Simon Phillips, currently living in […]
In the House and on the Road with Paris Lahr He’s the man behind the console at venues ranging from intimate clubs to sports arenas, with an impressive resume that includes pro sound responsibilities for popular venues, major sound companies and globally touring artists. It only made sense that we’d want to tap Paris Lahr […]
A Shure Educational Podcast In this episode we discuss common techniques for stereo miking. Spaced pairs, X-Y pairs, and mid-side arrangements are reviewed along with audio samples and illustrations showing setup.
If you want to capture a more natural sound in your recordings, it’s time to learn a few fundamentals of stereo miking. Early on, these techniques were developed to approximate the sound we hear in our own two ears. Stereo recordings give the listener sound images that correspond to the location of the instruments in […]
Five Shure Associate musicians share their most beloved mic(s) for their application. Check out their recs for vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar amp, bass amp, and drums.
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