Written by Ryan Smith on March 12, 2012 under Artists
Twenty Minutes! That’s how long it took for 3 Ryman shows with Mumford & Sons to sell out. I decided to wait and catch the last night, March 8. Also on the bill was new Shure Endorsers’ Dawes. This would be...
Written by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2011 under Artists
April 12, 2011 Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL My parents were married about 3 blocks away from Schuba’s. It’s always great to be able to drive down Belmont Avenue in Chicago and still see the church, and...
Written by Ryan Smith on August 19, 2015 under Artists
Ryan Smith interviews three monitor engineers about building trust with their artists, and the role of that trust in the artists' ability to deliver confident performances.
Written by Ryan Smith on July 29, 2015 under Artists
When this topic came across our desks, I leapt for it immediately. I was right in the middle of CMA Music Fest, and then I capped the week off at Bonnaroo. Having attended summer festivals for over 25 years, I thought it would be...
Written by Ryan Smith on May 13, 2015 under Artists
After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on April 17, 2015 under Education
Here's a checklist of things to keep in mind for open mic performances, from how to prepare to what to bring to interacting with the audience and fellow performers.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 6, 2015 under Artists
Imagine The Band Perry doing a show live in your high school gym. It happened in Cascade, Iowa, as part of a campaign promoting safe driving for teens.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Education
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 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 Brooke Giddens on January 29, 2015 under Artists
If you're tired of straining to hear live music over clinking bottles and loud conversations, then you need to know about Sofar Sounds, an alternative live-music experience available around the globe. Shure is excited to be...
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on December 8, 2014 under Events
If you want to learn how to navigate multiple channels of wireless, get the help you need from the experts at SynAudCon’s two-day Making Wireless Work training at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center on January 3...
Written by Brooke Giddens on December 3, 2014 under Artists
David Levin and Juan Garcia-Spitz share with us the biggest differences between being a FOH engineer with touring acts vs. having residency as an engineer at a venue.
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.
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