Written by Ryan Smith on December 5, 2014 under Artists
The issue of safety has come to the forefront for event planners recently, especially those dealing with large-scale, complex touring productions. Luke Bryan's production manager knows it all too well.
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 June 16, 2014 under Education
Contributor: Cliff Goldmacher, Owner/Founder of Nashville Studio Live How to Stay Cool, Calm and Consistent As a producer and engineer for the past twenty years, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to travel to various cities...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 26, 2013 under Education
[Pointing to a Marshall amp] “This is a top that we use on stage … the numbers all go to 11 – right across the board. Most blokes are playing at 10 … but, where can you go from there? If we need that extra push over...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 13, 2013 under Education
“When a film has only one or two, it is considered an imperfect film. But when there is a profusion of technical flaws, it is called style.” That’s how film festival favorite Pedro Almodovar defended the mistakes so...
Written by Davida Rochman on August 1, 2012 under Education
Contributor: Josh Isenhart, Consultant, Sound Engineer Worship Technology Solutions, Markey’s Rental and Staging “The point is this: good sound is good sound. A church building is really a performance space, and all of the...
Written by Mike Lohman on July 30, 2012 under News
Thanks to our friend Melody Demel, who wrote this guest post for us. How do you make it in the music business? Blaze your own trail, network, have an online presence, and take rejection in stride. Those were some of the answers I...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 20, 2012 under Education
Contributor: John Mills We tend to think of him as “friend of Shure Notes John” but to the larger audio world, he is FOH engineer extraordinaire, audio tech advisor in his popular TechTraining101 site, frequent contributor...
Written by Davida Rochman on January 25, 2012 under Education
Bill Gibson has spent the last 30 years writing, recording, producing and teaching music. He is well known for his production, performance and teaching. Bill is Developmental Editor for Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing...
Written by Davida Rochman on April 15, 2008 under Education
Auditioning Gear The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #28. Here are some helpful shopping tips to consider when purchasing new audio gear, courtesy of the Applications Engineering Group at Shure: 1. Visit a...
Written by Davida Rochman on July 15, 2006 under Education
The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #18. Billy Ward: Touring and Recording Drummer’s Drummer Multi-Pattern Mics and More He’s worked with everyone from Yoko Ono, Robbie Robertson and Joan Osborne to...
Written by Ryan Smith on July 29, 2015 under Artists
When this topic came across our desks, I leapt for it immediately. I was right in the middle of CMA Music Fest, and then I capped the week off at Bonnaroo. Having attended summer festivals for over 25 years, I thought it would be...
Written by Davida Rochman on July 10, 2015 under Education
Key Chang, FOH engineer for bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, shares the "reel-life" challenges of shooting a live concert DVD with a cast of thousands.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 22, 2015 under Education
Squelch is a verb that means "to suppress," and that’s exactly what squelch circuitry does in electronic terms. This post discusses different types of muting circuits in wireless audio systems.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 15, 2015 under Education
Musician Alexander Duvel stops by the Shure Performance Listening Center to share techniques for miking six of his favorite world instruments: the tabla, bansuri, dilruba, sitar, djembe, and cajon.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 10, 2015 under Events
In this hour-long webinar, we will look at tips, tools, and techniques for maximizing gain-before-feedback, and bust some myths about less helpful approaches.
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.
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