Written by Davida Rochman on November 21, 2014 under Education
Churches everywhere are looking for ways to lower the volume while improving the audio quality of their worship services. Here are tips for achieving a Quiet Stage through the use of in-ear monitoring and other technologies.
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.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 30, 2014 under Education
Sometimes the recording studio is a rig that fits into the backpacks of two tourists bound for Europe. In this post, mobile recording engineer Adam Lansky offers tips for recording success anywhere: on the road, in the moment, and...
Written by Cory Lorentz on September 18, 2014 under Artists
One of Jimmy Fallon's biggest loves is the musical portion of the show, which is why he chose to bring along his friends from The Roots to continue as the house band on this new version of The Tonight Show.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 17, 2014 under Education
We asked two of our favorites, pro audio educator John Chevalier and veteran touring engineer Paris Lahr, for their tips on how to mike live vocals.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 9, 2014 under Education
Dean Miles targets the one-person-camera operator and explains the importance of recording sound elements to create a soundscape that complements the visual imagery of your project.
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 Ryan Smith on August 14, 2014 under Artists
Calling all engineers! If you are not familiar with Wireless Workbench®, or WWB, now is the time to download this FREE software and immerse yourself in the ever-growing, ever-changing world of wireless frequency coordination.
Written by Cory Lorentz on August 12, 2014 under Artists
Days before the madness that is Lollapalooza, a fellow colleague stopped in my office with a question..."Do we know anyone from the One Direction camp?" As you can imagine, we get asked this question a lot.
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 July 30, 2014 under Events
It’s been over a month since we returned from InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, but we are still riding high from all the great things that happened at the show. From the moment the doors opened on the convention floor to the...
Written by Ryan Smith on July 18, 2014 under Artists
Since their formation, Dailey & Vincent have been a favorite of mine in the bluegrass genre. They brought Shure into the picture early on, and we have been enjoying this relationship ever since. The group was the first to...
Written by Cory Lorentz on July 18, 2014 under Artists
I have been friends with the guys in Anthrax for their entire career. Back in the beginning, when their first album came out, I was regularly selling pictures to Playboy Magazine. I met up with the band backstage at the Aragon...
Written by Davida Rochman on July 8, 2014 under Education
There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that...
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 Cory Lorentz on June 19, 2014 under Artists
In March of 2003, I got a call from a publicist from Lave Records, asking me if I wanted to do a shoot with a band she worked with. They were called O.A.R., and they were playing at the Aragon Ballroom. I had never heard of them,...
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 18, 2014 under Artists
Tegan and Sara, where do you even begin with these two? The duo have been around for 15 years + and they can still play a sold out show in Chicago! There are few pop culture things that I feel like I’ve “grown...
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