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 Michael Pettersen on September 12, 2016 under Education
We’re celebrating the vocal mic’s 50th anniversary with true tales from its storied past, courtesy of Shure Historian Michael Pettersen.
Written by Brooke Giddens on August 16, 2016 under ArtistsEducation
Drummer Danny Molad of Lucius reflects on their input list and why it works for them, plus what it’s like to perform with live looping.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 14, 2016 under News
Find the perfect present for music and recording enthusiasts with our gift guide. We have suggestions for audiophiles, guitar gods, vinyl geeks, singers, frequent flyers, videographers, podcasters and more.
Written by John Born on May 11, 2016 under EducationNews
The new KSM8 Dualdyne does things once thought impossible in a dynamic microphone. Product manager John Born shares some secrets from the design team's seven-year odyssey.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 12, 2016 under Education
Five Shure Associate musicians share their most beloved mic(s) for their application. Check out their recs for vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar amp, bass amp, and drums.
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.
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