Written by Linda Hansen on November 14, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
There are iconic designs that define an entire product category: Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades, the classic Coke bottle, the Model 302 Western Electric telephone. And, of course, the Shure Model 55 microphone. Now we celebrate this icon with a special edition.
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 8, 2017 under Microphones
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore solutions for great vocals that don’t quite cut through the mix.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 23, 2017 under Microphones
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 the benefits of microphones with switchable polar patterns, the KSM9 in particular.
Written by Criss Niemann on October 10, 2016 under Systems
Understanding a few key concepts like critical distance, polar pattern and form factor can help IT pros confidently deliver professional audio for corporate applications.
Written by Thomas Banks on July 26, 2016 under BroadcastMicrophonesVlogging
Unlock the potential of LensHopper camera-mount shotgun mics with our how-to tips, including accessory and software recommendations.
Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under House of WorshipLiveMicrophones
In this excerpt from his book for church sound volunteers, sound engineer and systems integrator James Wasem explains the basic rules for miking a choir.
Written by Matthew Koschak on May 17, 2016 under BroadcastMicrophones
Engineer Matthew Koschak explains shotgun microphones: how they work, common misperceptions, and how to choose the right one for your application.
Written by Marc Henshall on June 8, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
In order to choose the right microphone, it’s crucial to understand the fundamentals of how a microphone picks up sound. The key to this is directionality.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2015
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 Marc Henshall on May 20, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
Mic directionality can be classified in three distinct types: omnidirectional, unidirectional, and bi-directional. Within these categories, there are a number of different directional patterns known as polar-patterns; the most commonly known types are cardioid and supercardioid. For a large number of common applications, these will get you pretty far – but what if your requirements are a little more specific?
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Home RecordingMicrophonesStudio
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 Marc Henshall on March 6, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
It is important to understand a few basics that will aid in your selection and operation of the right mic for your application. The following article will cover what you need to know.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 24, 2014
In live sound, proper microphone placement has three desirable results: it offers optimal signal to noise ratio and gain before feedback and it captures the instrument’s “sweet spot”.
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 Davida Rochman on August 11, 2014
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 to be made for models that, with the flip of a switch (or the changing of a head) […]
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