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February Webinar 2014
Webinars

February Webinar: Maximizing Gain-Before-Feedback

“Is this thing on?” says, oh, EVERYONE when they step up to a microphone in the movies or on TV. And what does the mic always say back? “ZZZZZZ!” Feedback is the universal, audible indicator for “live microphone.” It’s also just plain annoying. If you’d like to avoid it, then check out February’s Shure Learning […]
Shuremobile at the Riviera Theater
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My 5 Favorite Music Venues In Chicago

Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Backstage. It's not what you think.
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Backstage… it’s not what you think

Ever see that scene in the movie Rock Of Ages where we first meet the character Stacee Jaxx, lying in bed, draped in half naked women somewhere in a room backstage that’s been converted to look like a jungle, complete with a swimming oasis? In the scene, our jukebox hero is summoned by his fast […]
TV Film Moments
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The Music Moments of TV & Film

Music in film, television, and advertising is changing the way people connect to these visual images. Music has the power to spark emotions in people that they wouldn’t feel otherwise just looking at the images. Music can make us feel sad, happy, guilty, excited, and just about every other emotion in the book. Nelson showed […]
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How the “Green Bullet” Became the Definitive Blues Harp Mic

Contributors: Dennis Gruenling, Michael Pettersen Since the 1950s, blues harmonica players have amplified their instruments with bullet-shaped microphones and tube amplifiers. But how it all started remains a mystery. According to one legend, the mac daddy of all Chicago blues harp players, Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, innovated the technique by playing his harmonica near a […]
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Miking Guitar Amps: Tips from Sound Pro John Mills

[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.  […]
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The Soundtrack Of Your Life: Starring… You!

If you’re like me I need music on for everything. You know, just in case… You never know when you’re going to have that dramatic cinematic moment during the course of your day, where, whether planned or unplanned, you’re going to do something absolutely breathtaking. And, when that moment arrives, you want the perfect song […]
Broadcast

“Crazy good”: Videography, Wireless Receivers and the Shure UR5

Contributors: Keith Anderson, Videographer and Chris Lyons, Manager of Technical & Educational Communications at Shure For the videographer who is either earning a living or bringing in some extra income by shooting video for weddings, events or the Internet – audio can present a challenge.   You can’t have a bride holding a microphone while exchanging […]
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Shure at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

February 13, 2011 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA This year’s show featured a diverse line up of legendary as well as up and coming artists.  The same holds true for microphones.  As usual, many Shure products were requested and put into action; from top of the show featuring a star-studded line up of 5 tremendous […]
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Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival :: Indio, CA :: Day Three

Coachella Day 3 After a hard night’s sleep I began my last day in the desert with Shure Endorsers Babasonicos from Argentina.  They charmed the crowd with their bravado and stage presence. After their set I hung out with them and had some lunch at the catering tent backstage. This was to be my first actual […]