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 Davida Rochman on March 4, 2015 under Education
If you’re ready to go retro and experience the joy of listening to record albums, you’ll need to know how to shop for a record needle (phono cartridge). This post will help you choose with confidence and get in the analog groove.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 14, 2014 under Education
Les Banks of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and Cliff Miller, who has handled audio for nearly every major bluegrass act, explain which mics and techniques deliver that pure acoustic sound from the stage to the audience.
Written by Nelson Arreguín on October 24, 2014 under Artists
Nelson Arreguín was in Canada for Indie Week Toronto, where 250 bands duked it out "mano a mano" at over 20 venues to see who's the next big thing in Indie Music.
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 June 9, 2014 under Education
Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin...
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