Written by Davida Rochman on June 15, 2015 under Education
Musician Alexander Duvel stops by the Shure Performance Listening Center to share techniques for miking six of his favorite world instruments: the tabla, bansuri, dilruba, sitar, djembe, and cajon.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 17, 2014 under Education
We asked two of our favorites, pro audio educator John Chevalier and veteran touring engineer Paris Lahr, for their tips on how to mike live vocals.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 22, 2013 under Education
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on July 25, 2013 under Education
“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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 26, 2013 under Education
[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. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 1, 2013 under Education
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: […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 25, 2012 under Education
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 5, 2012 under Education
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 23, 2011 under Education
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on February 20, 2010 under Artists
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 11, 2009 under Education
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 2, 2009 under Education
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 12, 2007 under Education
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.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 15, 2007 under Education
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 […]
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 Allison Wolcott on February 12, 2016 under Education
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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