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Shure Tech Tip: VU and PPM Audio Meters – An Elementary Explanation

Meters which monitor audio levels are typically one of two varieties: VU (Volume Unit) or PPM (Peak Program Meters). Though both perform the same function, they accomplish the function in very different manners. A VU meter displays the average volume level of an audio signal. A PPM displays the peak volume level of an audio […]
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Artists

Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Pop Album of the Year

We are a little over a month away from the Juno Awards which will be celebrated at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, on Sunday March 30th. As the AR guy in charge of keeping an eye on artist activity to the north of the U.S., the Juno Awards is a must-watch for me. What […]
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Contests

Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Tracking Phase

The ten U.S. and Canadian college teams participating in the tenth annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition are done planning. Now, they’re all about tracking…and discovering whether their plans for mic selection, mic positioning, instrumentation, and everything else are panning out as expected. Check out the video diaries of their tracking phase experience for a taste […]
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Education

Referencing with Headphones before Mastering

By Steve Corrao, Sage Audio Mastering – Nashville, TN Not too long ago, Shure Notes editors crossed into the sprawling, top-secret world that is Shure’s Technology Annex to learn more about the development of its headphone line from Chief Engineer Yuri Shulman.  Naturally, part of that discussion involved a review of the growing headphone line […]
Toro Y Moi
Artists

No "Harm In Change", Shure Welcomes Toro Y Moi

Quick! Press play on the video below and enjoy the song while you read on…< I really appreciate music I can listen to a lot without it getting played out in my head or interfering with my ability to multitask. That balance is why I’ve come to really listen to a lot of our newest […]
Repair or Replace?
Education

Repair or Replace? What’s a Praise Team to Do?

Planned obsolescence.  We’re living in a world where the repair shops that were found in every town – large or small – as recently as ten or twenty years ago no longer exist.  Manufacturers of consumer products aren’t eager to fill the gap, either, so most of us find it easier to replace. The good […]
Rich Robinson
Artists

The Black Crowes – The Rich Robinson Interview

In Rock music, there are so many great “co-conspirators” that have come along and made people pay attention: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards Steven Tyler & Joe Perry Robert Plant & Jimmy Page Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora Chris & Rich Robinson and so […]
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Updated: #CampShure Week 4 – The Big Show

Winner Wow, you all know how to rock. And there a ton of pics tagged with #CampShure to prove it. Congrats to @david_sillas for winning the #CampShure Big Show badge and a Special Edition Super 55 Microphone! We had a great time at Summer Camp. Thanks to everyone who participated! Honorable Mentions Week 4 Theme: […]
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Updated: #CampShure Week 3: Field Trip

Winner Congrats to @davidplat for winning the #CampShure Field Trip badge and SRH840 headphones! This week’s entries really raised the bar. Get your phones prepped for our final week. A picture of your talent could win a Special Edition Super 55 Microphone! Honorable Mentions Week 3 Theme: Field Trip For this week’s theme, show us […]
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Updated: #CampShure Week 2: Spirit Day

Winner Congrats to @trol_bridge for winning the #CampShure Spirit Day badge and a box FULL of Shure swag! Everyone’s pictures this week were amazing. We’re looking forward to seeing your travels in this week’s Field Trip contest! Honorable Mentions: Week 2 Theme: Spirit Day Shure Summer Camp is in full swing. For this week’s theme, […]
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Updated: Announcing Shure Summer Camp: An Instagram Contest

Winner Congrats to @saysay148 for winning the #CampShure Bonfire badge and a SM58+X2u! A big thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s theme. Keep up the good work campers; we’ll see you at Spirit Day! Honorable Mentions: Where will your musical adventures take you this summer? Show us while we ride shotgun on a […]
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Education

Quick Change Artist: It’s a Hypercardioid! It’s a Subcardioid! It’s a KSM9HS!

Shure Notes Editors/Contributor: Soren Pedersen Back in 2005, Shure introduced the KSM9 vocal condenser microphone.  What made this microphone unique was its flip-of-a-switch ability to change from cardioid to supercardioid. Originally, a component in Shure’s premium UR24S/KSM9 wireless system, the mic found an enthusiastic audience that warranted its standalone status. Live sound guys loved it.  […]
Artists

Cage The Elephant Rock The Island

After leaving the Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island (formerly Chicago’s Meigs Field for you history buffs out there), I only had one thought left… I haven’t seen a rock show like that in a LONG time! So, here’s what led to this singular thought as I jockeyed for position in the over-crowded over-sold parking […]