Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on August 12, 2015 under Webinars
Join us August 25 for a special “prime time” webinar about the history of the relationship between the iconic SM57 and the President.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 22, 2014 under Microphones
You’d be hard-pressed to find a band that hasn’t used the celebrated SM57, and while less well known, the Beta 57A is also heard on many classic vocal recordings. So what’s the difference between these two mics?
Written by Marc Henshall on July 8, 2014 under Microphones
The Shure SM57 is quite possibly the most popular and widely used microphone to record electric guitars. But there are other microphones that you should consider when choosing a guitar mic. Here are three of them.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 14, 2014 under Microphones
The Shure SM7 was introduced in 1976. Available today as the SM7B, this mic is sometimes referred to as the SM57 on steroids. But what makes it different?
Written by Marc Henshall on March 6, 2014 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
When it comes to mic’ing a snare drum the SM57 has pretty much dominated for the best part of 50 years. The SM57 adds just the right amount of low end weight, while also adding presence and ‘crack’ to the drum. For this reason, the 57 is a go-to mic.
Written by Davida Rochman on July 25, 2012
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 find out, we talked to John Born, Product Manager at Shure who answered the question, but advised […]
Written by Davida Rochman on December 7, 2007
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 devoted SM58 user Henry Rollins. Tim Vear from Shure’s Applications Department is our guest.
Written by Michael Pettersen on January 4, 2018 under MicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including how an SM56 mic avoided being smashed by The Who and set on fire by Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop in 1967.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 23, 2017 under Microphones
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 Ryan Smith on February 21, 2017 under BroadcastNews
Ryan Smith, Shure’s man in Music City, takes us behind the scenes of CMT’s show Nashville with audio prop master Danny Rowe to find out what it takes to keep it real – both on and off the set.
Written by Soren Pedersen on November 30, 2016
Earned in the Quality Lab, the SM58’s reputation for durability is strengthened every time the mic bests a real-world customer challenge. Check out these torturous SM58 stories from inside and outside Shure HQ.
Written by Brooke Giddens on October 27, 2016 under News
Adam Young explains what’s different when writing a film score vs. a pop song and why he’s excited about the Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest.
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 15, 2016
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on when to give up on DIY microphone repair.
Written by Michael Pettersen on September 12, 2016
We’re celebrating the vocal mic’s 50th anniversary with true tales from its storied past, courtesy of Shure Historian Michael Pettersen.
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