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 Ryan Smith on August 23, 2013 under Live
And you thought I had forgotten about this! 🙂 It’s so hard to forget, especially when you come across great videos, like this one from a new group called Willie Sugarcapps: http://www.youtube.com/embed/A7LJCdwxhKgDid you also spot the KSM44A‘s in there as well? Just found this video review: Shure SM7b Microphone Review. The Secret Weapon Mic! There’s […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 19, 2013 under Microphones
The SM7B is my favorite Shure microphone. Not only is it extremely versatile, but it is inexpensive. It has been used on so many Grammy Award winning recordings and to this day, remains to be a favorite among artists and engineers alike, both live and in the studio. It was originally called SM7 and then […]
Written by Ryan Smith on February 1, 2012 under Live
January 10, 2012 Los Angeles, CA There’s nothing quite like trying to make something cool happen – especially at the last minute. Longtime Shure user and recording engineer Cliff Goldmacher called me to see if it was at all possible to get hold of an SM7B he wanted to use the next day to track […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2017 under Microphones
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore vocal mic options for death metal.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 4, 2017 under House of Worship
Guitarist Keith Everette Smith of TobyMac and his wife Tasha shared their knowledge with orphaned Ugandan children at a camp that teaches music creation, notation and production.
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 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 Allison Wolcott on February 12, 2016
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 Marc Henshall on August 3, 2015 under Podcasting
If you’re running a podcast getting high quality audio is important. As your listeners senses are fully tuned to the audio experience, poor quality audio recordings will stand out like a sore thumb, so it’s important to learn the ropes.
Written by Davida Rochman on February 5, 2015
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 response of the mic to the sound source.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 26, 2014 under Studio
Recording vocals in a room with less than ideal acoustics can be tricky. But it is still possible to get great results in a lively space; you just might need to consider dropping the condenser mic from your arsenal.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on October 17, 2014
A quick recap of our time at the Audio Engineering Society’s 137th International Convention, including new products unveiled and the awards scoop.
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 Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 25, 2014 under Webinars
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 will have several SM57s in his inventory. But when it comes to the general public, one […]
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