Written by Davida Rochman on July 25, 2012 under Education
Shure’s SM7 vocal mic for recording applications, introduced in 1973, is a mic (available today as SM7B) with an amazing history that’s generated a tremendous amount of buzz in the last several years. We wondered why. So to...
Written by Davida Rochman on December 7, 2007 under Education
A Shure Educational Podcast We take a look at the history and technology of the legendary SM57 and SM58® microphones in this episode. A few highlights from the show include: the “drop test” and a testimonial from...
Written by Davida Rochman on July 10, 2015 under Education
Key Chang, FOH engineer for bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, shares the "reel-life" challenges of shooting a live concert DVD with a cast of thousands.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2015 under Education
This post explains what to look for in mics for different applications so you can outfit your band appropriately. Product suggestions from value-priced to feature-rich are included.
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 Davida Rochman on March 27, 2015 under Education
Aaron Padilla, audio director at Bayside Church and tour manager for Lincoln Brewster, explains what it takes to train a small army of volunteers to pull off 11 services a week across multiple portable and fixed congregations for...
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 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 Davida Rochman on August 25, 2014 under Education
When Mix and other leading audio publications start devoting ink to digital audio networking for live sound and broadcasting applications, there’s more than a revolution in the making. The future has arrived.
Written by Brooke Giddens on August 18, 2014 under Artists
Summer is coming to an end...is that taboo to say?? Shure has a ton of products that make killer companions for my last week of summer. Below are a list of fun activities where you can bring Shure along!
Written by Davida Rochman on August 11, 2014 under Education
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...
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 25, 2014 under Events
Those of us who work with microphones day in and day out all have our favorites. Most singers swear by the SM58®. The SM7B is popular among broadcasters and recording engineers alike. And, any live sound engineer worth his salt...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 9, 2014 under Education
Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 2, 2014 under Education
It wouldn’t be summer without music festivals. And music festivals wouldn’t be fixtures of summer without the groundwork laid almost sixty years ago at the Newport Jazz Festival. Real historians trace festival origins back...
Written by Davida Rochman on May 15, 2014 under Education
In this post, we’re going to turn the spotlight on an essential instrument in the horn section: the saxophone. To help us do it, we’ve turned to a trio of pros: ADAM HILL from Memphis’s legendary Ardent Studios (where...
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 7, 2014 under Events
Forty-eight venues. Yup. Count ‘em. Forty-eight. In this our third year of sponsoring a week-long celebration of community music events that we call National Open Mic Night, our participating venue list is longer than ever....
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