Written by Allison Wolcott on January 10, 2017 under House of Worship
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 miking a grand piano.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 15, 2015 under Studio
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 July 25, 2013
“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
[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
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 5, 2012 under Broadcast
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 Home RecordingStudio
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 Live
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
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 Live
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 Zoe Milton on November 30, 2017 under TheaterWireless Systems
Using microphones for theater productions brings a unique set of challenges. UK sound engineer Zoe Milton offers her top mic placement tips for the stage.
Written by Ronald Kearns on September 5, 2017 under Microphones
Ronald Kearns, author of Recording Tips for Music Educators, gives an introduction to recording school groups.
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