Written by Criss Niemann on October 10, 2016 under Education
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 Soren Pedersen on July 5, 2016 under Education
A podcasting microphone is a critical tool in connecting to your audience and achieving a professional sound, which you can do even on a DIY budget.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2016 under EducationNews
Soren Pedersen outlines the recent updates to this handy online Shure mic comparison tool, gives a walk-through of how to use it, and explains how his team recorded all the samples in the most scientific conditions possible.
Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under Education
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 Education
Engineer Matthew Koschak explains shotgun microphones: how they work, common misperceptions, and how to choose the right one for your application.
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 September 24, 2014 under Education
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 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 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 Allison Wolcott on May 13, 2014 under Education
After taking just enough voice lessons to be dangerous (six, to be exact) and performing with some very patient folks here at Shure HQ, I’m starting to explore the music world that lives in nooks and crannies around...
Written by Davida Rochman on April 7, 2014 under Education
Shure Contributors: Thomas Banks, Chris Lyons, Gino Sigismondi Consider this: On YouTube alone, over 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute of every day. More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the three major...
Written by Davida Rochman on February 26, 2014 under Education
When most of us think of chapels in Las Vegas, the images that come to mind are of the drive-through wedding variety with an Elvis impersonator officiating. But here’s the real secret that Sin City isn’t even trying to...
Written by Davida Rochman on October 29, 2013 under Education
Helical? This could describe a bad day in the studio or a buzzing sound that just won’t go away. Fact is, it’s a type of a directional antenna that might be the answer to getting better performance from your wireless...
Written by Davida Rochman on July 25, 2013 under Education
“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before. I only knew one blues riff that I could play...
Written by Davida Rochman on May 13, 2013 under Education
In the second half of our two-part series, Shure Associate Gino Sigismondi, who many of you know from articles in Shure Notes as well as training sessions at seminars and conferences, explains the different types of mics used in...
Written by Davida Rochman on April 19, 2013 under Education
Sometimes people ask us, “Why do you guys make so many different types of microphones?” The answer is: there are many different applications that require different form factors – handheld, headset or stand-mounted and...
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