Written by Brooke Giddens on December 3, 2014 under Artists
David Levin and Juan Garcia-Spitz share with us the biggest differences between being a FOH engineer with touring acts vs. having residency as an engineer at a venue.
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 22, 2014 under Artists
Early in 1989, I read an article in Rolling Stone that said that the Stones were going out on tour later in the year. I sent the same letter to Keith’s manager that I had sent the year before, “Heard you guys are going out on...
Written by Davida Rochman on August 16, 2013 under Education
Editor’s Note: While Shure Notes editors generally stay in one place and don’t stray very far from Shure headquarters near Chicago, the artists and engineers who are willing to share their sound advice with us sometimes travel...
Written by Ryan Smith on September 14, 2012 under Artists
Every day, working in Nashville, I see tour buses come in and out of the parking lot out side the building. Some buses are loading up, some unloading, and some parking for the day for rehearsals. I’ve hung out on several tour...
Written by Richard Sandrok on June 15, 2010 under Artists
I’ve done this job a few years now. There always seemed to be more information than we were able to disseminate. One can only release so much info in the form of press releases, or printed magazines, or by So I loves me...
Written by Davida Rochman on May 20, 2015 under News
The newest release of our Wireless Workbench software features the most robust set of updates ever. User Experience Designer Sam Drazin explains the highlights.
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 March 27, 2015 under Education
Aaron Padilla, audio director at Bayside Church and tour manager for Lincoln Brewster, explains what it takes to train a small army of volunteers to pull off 11 services a week across multiple portable and fixed congregations for...
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 18, 2015 under News
Michael Johns, Product Manager for Shure PSM, explains the story of the two PSM 300 systems, plus a few other distinguishing features. Bonus: video instructions for setting up a PSM 300 system.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 11, 2015 under Education
Personal monitor systems deliver a better experience than wedge monitors for performers, sound engineers, and audiences. This post explains the nitty gritty of it.
Written by Davida Rochman on January 5, 2015 under Education
Interested in a digital wireless system? This post covers the basics of going digital, including product and spectrum considerations, plus how to choose the right system for your needs.
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 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 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 Nelson Arreguín on September 9, 2014 under Artists
Gustavo Cerati was the lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter for the legendary band Soda Stereo, one of the most popular and influential Spanish rock groups of the ’80s and ’90s.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 2, 2014 under Education
Nearly two miles of shoreline along Madison’s Lake Monona set the stage for themed music in three zones along the festival’s viewing area, a music stage with five bands, and a late-night fireworks display.
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