Written by Marc Young on November 2, 2017 under MOTIV
Enjoy an old-fashion rave-up with Swedish dance pop maestro Olsson in this edition of our audio series showcasing live recordings made with MOTIV™ microphones.
Written by Justin Boller on December 13, 2016 under MicrophonesStudio
This educational post provides a simple definition of line-level and mic-level signals, explains the differences between them, and describes how to avoid audio problems by matching the right device to the appropriate input.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 3, 2015 under Podcasting
If you’re running a podcast getting high quality audio is important. As your listeners senses are fully tuned to the audio experience, poor quality audio recordings will stand out like a sore thumb, so it’s important to learn the ropes.
Written by Marc Henshall on July 23, 2015 under LiveStudio
Here’s a tip you can put into action today that will immediately improve your audio endeavours across the board: inputs are more important than outputs. Find out why.
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 Brooke Giddens on November 6, 2014 under Listening
Shure Associates share what they like about hearing certain genres of music in certain places with certain technologies. Tell us about your listening habits!
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 4, 2014 under News
An Interview With Sean Sullivan There isn’t one of us who doesn’t have a tangled pair of low-end earphones in a gym bag, coat pocket or buried next to the I-PASS tollway transponder somewhere in the glove compartment under a crumpled pile of fast food napkins. The chances are pretty good, too, that at least […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 21, 2014
After six months of hard work, we have finally reached the finish line! The tenth year of the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition gleaned ten outstanding tracks and challenged our expert panel of judges. The dedication definitely shone through each and every recording. These teams really deserve a pat on the back. This year’s winners are: GRAND […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 13, 2014
Two expert colleagues hooked me up with eight live vocal microphones, from value-priced to high-end, dynamics and condensers, so I could experience for myself the differences between them and figure out which one I preferred.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 22, 2014 under Listening
When Apple began packaging earbuds with their iPods in 2001, music lovers abandoned their Walkman® and Discman® portable music players along with whatever headphones they were using at the time, and a new consumer market was born. Soon people wanted better sound from their portable players, and that meant something other than ubiquitous white earbuds. […]
Written by Marc Henshall on April 17, 2014 under Listening
In light of Neil Young’s PonoMusic, we look at high-res audio, the importance of headphones, and how you’re only as good as the weakest link in your signal chain.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 9, 2014 under Studio
To kick start a new blog series featuring unconventional studio techniques, we recently put an SM57 in a bucket of water and placed it next to the kick drum. Are we mad I hear you ask? All can be revealed by reading the post ;–) . This time, we’re looking at yet another experimental technique […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 27, 2014 under Studio
At Shure UK we recently read a Sound on Sound article about John Newman & Ant Whiting utilising some unusual recording techniques to produce Newman’s debut album ‘Tribute’. One trick in particular stood out: Ant Whiting employed a Shure SM57 in a tub of water near the kick drum for what he described as a “lovely wobbly […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 3, 2014 under Listening
A turntable MUST NOT connect to an input labelled as “AUX”, “TAPE”, “CD, or “TUNER. Find out why.
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