Written by Michael Pettersen on January 4, 2018 under MicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including how an SM56 mic avoided being smashed by The Who and set on fire by Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop in 1967.
Written by Michael Pettersen on November 16, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including one microphone making a transatlantic journey to Belgium during World War II.
Written by Linda Hansen on November 14, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
There are iconic designs that define an entire product category: Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades, the classic Coke bottle, the Model 302 Western Electric telephone. And, of course, the Shure Model 55 microphone. Now we celebrate this icon with a special edition.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 23, 2017 under Microphones
With a growing legion of accordion players appearing with mainstream acts like Arcade Fire, The E Street Band, and Mumford & Sons, we offer instruction and sound samples for eight accordion miking techniques.
Written by Davida Rochman on February 28, 2017 under Podcasting
Tyler Greene and Adam Yoffe, two live podcasters from the Chicago Podcast Festival, offer eight helpful how-to tips to ensure a successful transition from studio to live podcasting.
Written by Criss Niemann on October 10, 2016 under Systems
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 Marc Henshall on February 23, 2016 under Microphones
For more than 90 years, Shure has provided the world with ground-breaking technology and innovative audio solutions. Now, we take a look at the history behind our newest technology, the KSM8.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on February 5, 2016 under Webinars
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 Marc Henshall on January 21, 2016 under Microphones
The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne is the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone – a ground-breaking feat of engineering that essentially reverses the flow of a dynamic mic. To explain what makes this so significant, we take a look at the Shure Unidyne.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 4, 2015 under MicrophonesSystems
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 Marc Henshall on June 8, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
In order to choose the right microphone, it’s crucial to understand the fundamentals of how a microphone picks up sound. The key to this is directionality.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 20, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
Mic directionality can be classified in three distinct types: omnidirectional, unidirectional, and bi-directional. Within these categories, there are a number of different directional patterns known as polar-patterns; the most commonly known types are cardioid and supercardioid. For a large number of common applications, these will get you pretty far – but what if your requirements are a little more specific?
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Home RecordingMicrophonesStudio
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 Marc Henshall on March 6, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
It is important to understand a few basics that will aid in your selection and operation of the right mic for your application. The following article will cover what you need to know.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 19, 2014
The launch of the 5575LE 75th-anniversary Unidyne® microphone is a great excuse to talk Unidyne history, including the technology’s inventor, the design inspiration, and the IEEE Milestone Award.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 11, 2014
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) […]
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