Written by Mike Lohman on December 16, 2013 under Artists
I love everything about Christmas, save for the excessive commercialization of the holiday, but what I absolutely love the most is the music. I have fond memories of my family trimming the tree, baking cookies and opening presents...
Written by Ryan Smith on May 5, 2011 under Artists
May 4, 2011 Music City Roots – The Civil Wars & more Loveless Cafe, West Nashville, TN My musical roots were planted by my parents. Great music was always playing in our house while we cleaned or worked on projects. ...
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 28, 2011 under Artists
It goes without saying, but it was still raining in Chicago last night. Nevertheless, I gassed up the trusty Shure mobile and headed out to stop number one of my music filled adventure, soundcheck at Lincoln Hall with The Pains Of...
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 16, 2015 under News
Sean Sullivan of the product management team is a native Chicago South Sider and a singer. For him, those things converge on St. Patrick's Day. Here, he shares what makes the holiday unique in Chicago, plus a playlist.
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 27, 2015 under Education
For Part Two, we're going to explore the musical side of mic technique. Let's start with the easy target: the rapper and his hype man or men, depending on ego size.
Written by Davida Rochman on February 5, 2015 under Education
Shopping for a new microphone? Then, you’ll want to understand its frequency response. This article will explain the basics: how it’s measured, how to interpret a frequency response chart, and how to match the frequency...
Written by Cory Lorentz on November 12, 2014 under Education
Good mic techniques are intuitive enough that even small children can execute them with no prompting. Somewhere along the path to adulthood, however, that intuition fades. This post series will help you get that intuition back.
Written by Brooke Giddens on November 6, 2014 under Artists
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 Cory Lorentz on September 18, 2014 under Artists
One of Jimmy Fallon's biggest loves is the musical portion of the show, which is why he chose to bring along his friends from The Roots to continue as the house band on this new version of The Tonight Show.
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 Cheryl Jennison DaProza on July 31, 2014 under News
Our friend, Meghan Brown, wrote this guest blog for Featured News… GRAMMY Camp! Have you heard of it? It’s an awesome summer camp program that brings high school students together for a 10 day total music immersion. Last...
Written by Davida Rochman on July 8, 2014 under Education
There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that...
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 18, 2014 under Artists
Tegan and Sara, where do you even begin with these two? The duo have been around for 15 years + and they can still play a sold out show in Chicago! There are few pop culture things that I feel like I’ve “grown...
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 9, 2014 under News
A few years ago, I lost my SM58 at a gig. As I scrambled about the festival grounds desperately searching for it and fighting back tears, I was met with curious looks and questioning eyes. Why the dramatics over a $100 mic that...
Written by Nelson Arreguín on May 2, 2014 under Artists
Hola amigos! I know most of you are all set to go for your big fiesta this weekend, but just in case you’re one of those last-minute hosts, I’ve prepared a quick Cinco De Mayo Party Checklist as well as a playlist for...
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