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How to Mic a DSLR Video

How to Mic a DSLR Video

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...
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Wireless Antenna Placement

Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement

“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...
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Miking the Legendary Leslie Tone Cabinet

“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...
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Understanding Mic Specs, Part 3

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...
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The Unidyne III and Ernie Seeler

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...
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Live Sound Reinforcement

Acoustic Instruments The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #26. Of course you know how to mic your lead singer, your bassist and your lead guitar player. But what happens when you add acoustic instruments...
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Miking the Rhythm Section

How do the pros approach live sound reinforcement of the rhythm section? For the answers, we turned to Karen Stackpole, a triple threat Bay Area drummer, sound engineer and writer. Not long ago, she polled a handful of sound pros...
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Mic Basics: Directionality

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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Audio for Distance Learning

PART I INTRODUCTION Why Sound Quality is Important Popular media such as compact discs, movies, and music videos have helped to raise our standards for what qualifies as “good sound.” Unfortunately, the sound quality...
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Podcasting 101

How to Get Started The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #16(March 2006). Podcasts. They’re getting a lot of attention these days. Is this the audio equivalent of blogs, where commentary can be shared over...
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Making an Independent Recording, Part 2

Part II – Microphone Techniques The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #14 (October 2005). With the possible exception of the music you play and how well it is played, almost nothing has a greater effect...
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How to Buy A Microphone

A Shure Primer The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #12 (June 2005). The time has come. You’re about to embark on your first microphone shopping adventure. Or maybe this time, you just want to narrow the...