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 Michael Pettersen on September 12, 2016 under Education
We’re celebrating the vocal mic’s 50th anniversary with true tales from its storied past, courtesy of Shure Historian Michael Pettersen.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on February 5, 2016 under Events
In this 60-minute webinar, Shure Product Manager John Born traces the history of the unidirectional dynamic microphone and gives us a glimpse into exciting new Dualdyne technology.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 4, 2015 under Education
These days, the task of running audio for meetings and conferences often falls to the AV team. If you’re more comfortable with bits and packets than proximity effect, here are some microphone tips that will make you an audio pro.
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 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 to be made for models that, with the flip of a switch (or the changing of a head) […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 25, 2014 under Events
Those of us who work with microphones day in and day out all have our favorites. Most singers swear by the SM58®. The SM7B is popular among broadcasters and recording engineers alike. And, any live sound engineer worth his salt will have several SM57s in his inventory. But when it comes to the general public, one […]
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 television networks combined have created in the past sixty years. The 51-second shot-in-a-dorm-room “Harlem Shake” garnered 36 […]
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 systems. In this post, Shure Notes Editors have searched the archives for terms that you’re […]
Written by Davida Rochman on September 19, 2013 under Education
“Receiver antennas are one of the most misunderstood areas of wireless microphone operation.” Credit Shure’s Product Support Group with that bold statement. And they ought to know. They’re the ones rivaling Sherlock Holmes in the art of deductive reasoning as it relates to solving dropout mysteries. Many times the culprit turns out to be antenna […]
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 on the piano, but when I played it on a […]
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 church applications along with tips on where to place them. Form Factors – Narrowing the Field […]
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 different technologies that produce different sound qualities. But often, it comes down to what sounds right to you: it ultimately comes […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 8, 2012 under Education
We’ve educated our blog readers on the importance of Operating Principles and Frequency Response as part of our “Understanding Microphone Specifications” video series and now, in Part III, we review Polar Pattern. A microphone’s Polar Pattern defines how it responds to sounds coming from different directions. Understanding this specification will help you maximize pick up of […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 20, 2012 under Education
Most Shure users have likely never heard the name Ernie Seeler, even though a fair share of their livelihood exists because of this microphone engineer. Born in Cuba of German parents, Ernie joined Shure in 1953 and retired in 1997. During the late 1950s, Ernie developed a new microphone element that would revolutionize the pro […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 28, 2009 under Education
Part three of our three-part series on microphone basics. In this episode, Chris Lyons talks about microphone directionality, both unidirectional and omnidirectional.
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