Written by Nelson Arreguín on September 9, 2014 under Artists
Gustavo Cerati was the lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter for the legendary band Soda Stereo, one of the most popular and influential Spanish rock groups of the ’80s and ’90s.
Written by Brooke Giddens on July 14, 2014 under Artists
Summer is in full swing and as we all know, it’s crucial to have a summer playlist to be the background to all our adventures. As we prepare for our upcoming Chicago festivals (Pitchfork and Lollapalooza), I’ve been...
Written by Nelson Arreguín on April 4, 2014 under Artists
You’re either a fan of remixes or you’re not. I get it, I’ve heard pretty bad ones myself. But as a former DJ, I do love a good remix when properly executed. Especially when it’s already a great song people...
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 11, 2014 under Events
The ten U.S. and Canadian college teams participating in the tenth annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition are done planning. Now, they’re all about tracking…and discovering whether their plans for mic...
Written by Nelson Arreguín on June 10, 2013 under Artists
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...
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 28, 2013 under Events
At studios across the country, the 10 student teams in the Fantastic Scholastic 9 Recording Competition are tracking like there’s no tomorrow, sometimes working into the wee hours just to get that “phat like a...
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 29, 2010 under Artists
When I last spoke with Matt, we were going over the Matt & Kim live gear needs, and at the end of the conversation he mentioned that they were going to start working on the vocals for the next album. He mentioned that the...
Written by Davida Rochman on November 21, 2014 under Education
Churches everywhere are looking for ways to lower the volume while improving the audio quality of their worship services. Here are tips for achieving a Quiet Stage through the use of in-ear monitoring and other technologies.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 14, 2014 under Education
Les Banks of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and Cliff Miller, who has handled audio for nearly every major bluegrass act, explain which mics and techniques deliver that pure acoustic sound from the stage to the audience.
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 Davida Rochman on October 30, 2014 under Education
Sometimes the recording studio is a rig that fits into the backpacks of two tourists bound for Europe. In this post, mobile recording engineer Adam Lansky offers tips for recording success anywhere: on the road, in the moment, and...
Written by Matt Dobschuetz on October 3, 2014 under News
Over the past few months, the Shure team has developed a new Wireless Frequency Finder (WFF) tool. We updated our data sources to ensure the most accurate location and wireless frequency availability data. We also have reworked...
Written by Davida Rochman on September 24, 2014 under Education
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 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.
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