Written by Michael Pettersen on November 16, 2017 under News
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including one microphone making a transatlantic journey to Belgium during World War II.
Written by Soren Pedersen on August 30, 2017 under
Sometimes you don’t have to look too far for the story. Rapper and stay-at-home dad turned vlogger Glen Henry explains how he attracts a hundred thousand viewers with a crew of one, three kids under five and a couple of MOTIV microphones.
Written by Stuart Stephens on June 6, 2017 under
Feedback is an annoying and potentially damaging squealing or humming sound that can be extremely distracting during a meeting. Every audio system has a maximum amount of gain or volume that can be applied before feedback is introduced. Stuart Stephens explains why feedback occurs and how it can be eliminated.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 23, 2017 under
With a growing legion of accordion players appearing with mainstream acts like Arcade Fire, The E Street Band, and Mumford & Sons, we offer instruction and sound samples for eight accordion miking techniques.
Written by Marc Young on December 22, 2016 under
With online entertainment becoming more like professional TV productions, it’s increasingly important to find the best mic for your vlog or web-based show.
Written by Criss Niemann on October 10, 2016 under
Understanding a few key concepts like critical distance, polar pattern and form factor can help IT pros confidently deliver professional audio for corporate applications.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on September 29, 2016 under
Use our checklist to make sure your next Periscope, Facebook Live, or other live mobile streaming broadcast sounds clear and professional.
Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under Live
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 Davida Rochman on March 30, 2016 under
Lead Industrial Designer John Miller explains how iconic Shure microphones of the 20th century inspired the design of two portable MOTIV™ digital condenser microphones.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under
Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 11, 2015 under
Personal monitor systems deliver a better experience than wedge monitors for performers, sound engineers, and audiences. This post explains the nitty gritty of it.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 19, 2014 under
The launch of the 5575LE 75th-anniversary Unidyne® microphone is a great excuse to talk Unidyne history, including the technology’s inventor, the design inspiration, and the IEEE Milestone Award.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 24, 2014 under
In live sound, proper microphone placement has three desirable results: it offers optimal signal to noise ratio and gain before feedback and it captures the instrument’s “sweet spot”.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 11, 2014 under
Is it really a cardioid world? While the cardioid polar pattern is undoubtedly the most often used in live sound applications (after all, the ubiquitous Shure SM57 and SM58® microphones are both cardioid types), there’s a case to be made for models that, with the flip of a switch (or the changing of a head) […]
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