Written by Allison Wolcott on September 1, 2017 under Personal Monitoring Systems
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore the feature differences between PSM 300 and PSM 900.
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 8, 2017 under Microphones
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore solutions for great vocals that don’t quite cut through the mix.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2017 under Microphones
Shure Notes® email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month. This month, we explore vocal mic options for death metal.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 23, 2017 under Microphones
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on the benefits of microphones with switchable polar patterns, the KSM9 in particular.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 10, 2017 under House of Worship
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on miking a grand piano.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 21, 2016 under Personal Monitoring SystemsWireless Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on wireless mic transmitter and IEM bodypack receiver proximity.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 15, 2016 under News
Shure strives to be the most trusted audio brand worldwide. How we do that has evolved over the years, yet perhaps also come full circle. Four Shure executives share their perspective on innovation in this post.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 6, 2016 under Microphones
In this short documentary full of archival treasures, Shure Corporate Historian Michael Pettersen explains how a two-way radio microphone became the harp mic of choice for generations of blues musicians.
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 15, 2016
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on when to give up on DIY microphone repair.
Written by Allison Wolcott on September 15, 2016 under Listening
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on earphone cables with Lightning connectors.
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 24, 2016 under News
In 2014, we added another quality control function to our product testing arsenal. In this interview, team members explain how their tests differ from traditional quality tests, and why everyone loves the SweatBot.
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 15, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on ways to avoid feedback.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 15, 2016 under Personal Monitoring Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on in-ear monitor solutions for drummers who sing.
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 15, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on wireless battery life.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 12, 2016
Five Shure Associate musicians share their most beloved mic(s) for their application. Check out their recs for vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar amp, bass amp, and drums.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 13, 2016 under News
Engineer Roger Grinnip and product manager Sean Sullivan tell the story of the development of the first portable electrostatic Sound Isolating™ earphone system, from experiment to reality.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 16, 2015 under News
Five Summer 2015 interns share what it’s like to be an intern at Shure, from finding an apartment to a typical work day to intern social life.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2015
This post explains what to look for in mics for different applications so you can outfit your band appropriately. Product suggestions from value-priced to feature-rich are included.
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 Personal Monitoring Systems
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 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 Allison Wolcott on September 10, 2014 under News
Mu Yang, from the product development team, talks about our newest wireless system, QLX-D Digital Wireless. He discusses who it is (and isn’t) for, and how it compares to some of our other systems.
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 13, 2014
Two expert colleagues hooked me up with eight live vocal microphones, from value-priced to high-end, dynamics and condensers, so I could experience for myself the differences between them and figure out which one I preferred.
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 7, 2014
Forty-eight venues. Yup. Count ’em. Forty-eight. In this our third year of sponsoring a week-long celebration of community music events that we call National Open Mic Night, our participating venue list is longer than ever. In previous years, when we announced the venues, folks asked us, “Hey, Shure, what about Club ABC in XYZville, huh?” […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 26, 2014
As you emerge from the cocoon of your winter puffy coat, the first thing you’re going to think as you examine your spring look is this: Man, I could really use some limited-edition Shure swag. And you’re right. So, we’re here to hook you up. Here’s what I’m talking about: Nine lucky winners will get […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 10, 2014 under News
These days, people don’t buy anything substantial without first jumping online and reading product reviews in forums, on shopping sites, and in industry publications. So, if you’re thinking about buying one of our newer products, check out the reviews roundup below, organized by product type. I’m sure you can find discussions of these products elsewhere […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 11, 2014
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 23, 2014
Like one of those churches that gets built in a day by an army of the faithful, the Shure booth at The NAMM® Show came together yesterday in a swarm of tightly coordinated activity. (We’re at Booth #6541, for those in attendance. Come say hi!) Shure Associates spent the day setting up display and demo […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 10, 2014
What happens when you get a bunch of student recording engineers in a room with a band and a road case full of Shure mics? Passion. Vision. Debates. Eye-rolling. Sleep deprivation. Laughter. Shenanigans. Don’t believe me? Well. I have proof. Video proof. I love hearing creative people think out loud, wrestling with the possibilities and […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 2, 2014 under News
The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards®, or TEC Awards, honor innovations in audio for recordings, live performances, film, TV, and beyond. Winners will be announced at The NAMM® Show in a few weeks, and we’re pretty stoked that three of our products were nominated. GLX-D® Digital Wireless, in the Wireless Technology category KSM9HS Handheld Vocal […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 13, 2013
What’s the one audio hack you can’t live without? Do you have a genius way of wrapping cables? Do you routinely MacGyver a loofah into a windscreen? Share your favorite hack, or tip, with us. If it makes our best-of list, you’ll win a pair of SRH1440 Professional Open Back Headphones. Up to 10 winners […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 12, 2013 under News
If you ever want to hear people seriously geeking out over the most minute design details, crash an engineering team meeting for a highly anticipated Shure product. For real. You will not be disappointed. That passion earned a prestigious 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for two of our newest products… Category: Headphones SE846 Sound […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 11, 2013
Seeing is believing, as the old saw goes. Hearing is believing, too. If you’re a videographer or photographer just getting into video, check this out: Barry Andersson, co-author of The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook, is conducting a DSLR Dynamics workshop tour with dates on the East Coast and in Toronto through November 24. For interested folks based […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 4, 2013 under Wireless Systems
There’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to GLX-D, so Allison Wolcott sat down with Mike Nagel and Erik Vaveris to learn more.
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 1, 2013 under News
Gear up to save on…gear? Corny jokes aside, now’s the time to score some great deals on BLX Wireless, our new entry-level wireless system, and SM microphones, the industry-standard workhorses you can rely on night after night. The holidays are coming up quicker than you think, and there’s no shame in gifting yourself while you’re […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 24, 2013 under News
Soon, the new SE846 Sound Isolating™ Earphones will make their way into the ears of audiophiles and musicians around the world. Spoiler alert: the sound quality is MIND BLOWING. Until the day arrives when you can hear them for yourself, check out this brief video in which Sean Sullivan walks through what makes the SE846 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 23, 2013 under House of Worship
From coast to coast, house of worship volunteers and professionals are making their way to summer school, also known as WATS, which stands for Worship Arts Technology Summit. Shure is proud to sponsor these events, at which participants receive expert, hands-on training in five parallel tracks: Musician, Media, Audio, Lighting, and Vocal. You’ll find Senior […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 8, 2013
The Montreux Jazz Festival, that 15-day slice of jazzophile heaven, is in full-throttle scat and improvisation mode until July 20. Again this year, Shure is proud to be the official technical supplier of microphones and wireless systems, as well as the sponsor of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. If you’re not in Montreux, you […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 20, 2013 under Webinars
Join us as we walk through Microflex Wireless. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of what makes this system so powerful, yet easy to use.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 12, 2013 under News
Available this summer, Microflex™ Wireless Systems are ideal for meeting rooms, conference rooms, and board rooms that need the lifelike sound of a high-quality condenser microphone in a low-profile design. In this video from InfoComm in Orlando, Gino Sigismondi offers a tour of the key features, including smart rechargeability, Dante™ Digital Audio, and robust software […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 29, 2013
You know how it starts. You hear a sweet tune, then play it on repeat until it becomes a part of your music-lovin’ soul. And then you play it some more. It happens to us too. In the comments below, tell us what’s on repeat for you these days. An old favorite? A new unknown? […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 16, 2013
System integrators, AV consultants, and design consultants: this one’s for you… The week of InfoComm, you’re invited to AV Networking World, a day-long event featuring interactive demonstrations, workshops, and panel discussions of real-world use cases in venues from conference rooms to houses of worship to stadiums. Enjoy a buffet-style lunch compliments of the event. Vital […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 9, 2013
Medically, inspiration is the act of breathing in. Creatively, inspiration is the experience of an idea revealing itself. When I say that, every year, listening to the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition tracks is like a breath of fresh air, I mean that they inspire me. There’s nothing like hearing young artists go for it. It […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 23, 2013 under News
At The NAB Show, we could barely contain our excitement about previewing our two new camera-mount shotgun mics, the VP83 LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone and the VP83F LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone with Integrated Flash Recording. Both mics caught the eye of industry publications and came away from the show with awards. Videomaker Magazine‘s write-up about […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 15, 2013
Year Two of National Open Mic Night begins in less than a week! From April 21 to April 28 at almost 30 top-notch venues, the stage will reach from coast to coast. Do you have your set list yet? Do you even know where to go? Allow me to assist you, at least with the […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 8, 2013 under News
At The NAB Show™ in Las Vegas, we’re previewing two new shotgun microphones for detailed high-def audio capture when mounted on DSLR cameras and camcorders. The intuitive interface and accessible controls make both mics super user-friendly in the field. What makes them different? VP83F has an internal digital flash recorder while VP83 does not. In […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 8, 2013 under News
Available now, the SCM820 8-Channel Digital IntelliMix® Automatic Mixer is being unveiled at The NAB Show™ in Las Vegas. SCM820 offers selectable IntelliMix modes, dual mixer operation, and multiple connector variations. Plus, you can choose between standard Ethernet or Dante™ digital networked audio configurations. Check out this short video, in which Gino Sigismondi walks through […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 1, 2013 under News
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to upgrade your microphone locker with the latest additions to the Beta™ family, I have good news: the waiting is over. The right time is now. We’re offering a mail-in rebate on Beta Microphones purchased from April 1 through June 30. There’s a limit of six microphones […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 22, 2013 under Webinars
Watch our two March webinars – one highlights the features of our two DIS system, and the other gives advice about fixing wireless problems.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 7, 2013 under News
When The NAMM Show rolls around, we can barely contain our excitement about sharing the new products we’ve been feverishly, painstakingly engineering all year long. There’s another part of NAMM season that keeps us on our toes, though. By then, products we’ve launched in the past year or so have been rigorously evaluated by users […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 31, 2013 under Webinars
In this free webinar, Chris Lyons discusses the FCC’s planned Incentive Auction and potential changes in wireless microphone license eligibility.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 24, 2013 under News
The GLX-D Digital Wireless Systems is being previewed at Winter NAMM 2013. Chris Lyons introduces GLX-D Digital Wireless, which features LINKFREQ, next-gen battery technology, and the first guitar pedal receiver from Shure.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 24, 2013 under News
The BLX Wireless System is being previewed at Winter NAMM 2013. Chris Lyons introduces BLX Wireless, which offers legendary sound right out of the box.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 15, 2013 under News
Last fall, our recruitment team hit the college job fair circuit looking for the Shure Summer Intern Class of 2013. They recently posted the available positions, and they hope to make hiring decisions in February. So, what I’m trying to say is, now’s the time to apply. We’re looking for bright, passionate, and personable interns […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 3, 2013 under Webinars
Join Gino Sigismondi to learn about using Centraverse microphones in your meeting facility, house of worship, classroom, or other application.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 10, 2012
Which Shure wired microphone have you always wanted? Tell us in a comment below by December 17, 2012. If we randomly draw your name from the commenters, you’ll win the Shure microphone of your dreams! (Exclamation point!) Any current Shure wired microphone is fair game. Seriously. Doesn’t matter if it’s for vocals, guitar, drums, broadcast, […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 3, 2012 under News
Not all musicians are gearheads, but Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick most certainly is. In fact, his guitar collection elevates ordinary gearheadism to work-of-art status. If you’re in Rockford, Illinois, you can see for yourself at the exhibit Rick’s Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars & Music at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Running […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 21, 2012
Just in time for Thanksgiving, our Facebook likes hit the 75,000 mark, thanks to all you rock stars out there. We are feeling the love, and we want you to feel it too. So here’s what we’re doing: In the comments below, tell us why you’re passionate about music and sound. Don’t be shy. We’ll […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 19, 2012
If you have a burning question about Shure gear, now’s your chance to get an answer from a real live Shure expert at your local Guitar Center store. On Saturdays between 12 PM and 5 PM throughout the holiday season, Shure reps will be on hand to listen to your particular audio quandary and work […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 15, 2012 under Webinars
No two situations are identical; it’s up to the user on how to use their personal monitor system. Learn how to configure yours for your needs.
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 29, 2012 under News
At AES in San Francisco, we unveiled the KSM9’s younger sibling, the KSM9HS, which features switchable hypercardioid and subcardioid polar patterns. There’s a wired version, plus wireless versions available with the UR2 and ULXD2 transmitters. What’s so great about hypercardioid and subcardioid polar patterns, you ask? The hypercardioid works well on loud stages, isolating the […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 5, 2012 under News
Shopping for holiday gifts for a rock star (or anyone else who uses pro audio gear)? Shure has a present for you: not one, but TWO rebates. Save up to $40 on Shure Wireless, and up to $30 on SM Microphones, when you purchase between October 1 and December 31, 2o12, in the U.S. and […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on September 18, 2012 under Webinars
One of the key factors in successful wireless microphone operation is proper setup of the antenna system. Selecting the right antennas and placing them properly helps ensure good reception of the radio signal from the desired transmitters, as well as minimize the effects of outside interference. In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn radio wave […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on September 5, 2012
The air is getting cooler around Shure HQ. Daylight’s fading faster. Kids have that serious back-to-school look in their eyes. Is this bumming you out? Me too. So let’s have one last hurrah for summer 2012. Tell us what live show you enjoyed most this past summer. Post a comment below: don’t be shy. We’ll […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 31, 2012 under News
Ah, summer internships. Filing, coffee runs, answering phones…oh wait, those were MY summer internships back in the late nineties. Summer internships at Shure are real jobs, and our recruiters travel far and wide to find the best college talent to fill them. Interns at Shure can expect to be an important part of their team, […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 30, 2012 under ListeningNews
We’ve been testing our products to military specifications since World War II. So, when you see a new Shure product hit the shelves, you know it already survived a serious smackdown. Despite the confidence this gives us, we still get a little nervous when the first reviews roll in. (We just want everyone to be […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 29, 2012
For the listening pleasure of those of us who aren’t basking in the unforgettable Montreux Jazz Festival experience live and in-person, our colleagues across the pond will be streaming on their blog the sweet sounds of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. The competition, which will take place July 2–4 in picturesque Montreux, Switzerland, features […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 24, 2012
HUGE props and thanks to everyone who participated in the Share Your Shure Story celebration of our 87th birthday! Folks at Shure HQ read your stories in amazement and said stuff like, “Wow, is that for real?” We were all inspired by your creativity and dedication. (DRUMROLL…) Alex Davenport and Sandy Aphid were the lucky […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on May 2, 2012
Listening to the prize-winning tracks makes me irrationally proud. I mean, I didn’t raise the students who made these amazing recordings, and I didn’t teach them to record music. Still, in announcing the winners, I feel like a mama duck showing off her brood. Imagine how their families and professors must feel! Without further ado, […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 25, 2012
It’s our 87th birthday here at Shure, and we kinda feel like celebrating. Will you join us? People who knew S. N. Shure, our founder, say he was a great listener. Over the years, we’ve accumulated a library of stories from extraordinary people who use Shure products, from World War II pilots and U.S. presidents […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 19, 2012 under News
In this short video, Bill Oakley previews FP Wireless Systems from the Shure booth at the 2012 NAB Show. Nutshell: FP features portable, flexible components that are exceptionally intuitive. They’re also compatible with our SLX Wireless Systems. Word on the show floor is that people are pretty excited about FP Wireless Systems, which will be […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 19, 2012 under News
In this short video from the Shure booth at the NAB Show, Michael Johns previews three broadcast headsets. We’re excited that folks at NAB have shown a lot of interest in them so far. Nutshell: the BRH31M, BRH440M, and BRH441M offer a nice range of options in terms of weight, ear cups, and boom positioning. […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 17, 2012
Open mic nights celebrate music and performance on the grassroots level. For some, they serve as a rite of passage between mom’s garage and the larger world stage. And it’s not unheard of for performers to have their very first audio gear experience at an open mic event. (“Is this thing on?”) So, naturally, we […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 3, 2012
Blues guitarists, prepare for battle! Shure has teamed up with Guitar Center in a search for the nation’s top undiscovered blues guitar player. Check out the competition video trailer: Sign up in-person at your local Guitar Center store for the preliminary competition round, which begins May 8. Prizes include $25,000 cash, a studio session with […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 27, 2012
What do you get when you add five gifted drummers, 35 Shure drum mics, and one stage? A whole lotta rock, that’s what. Shure Europe set out to find the best amateur drummer in Europe and the Middle East. Several rounds of competition produced five finalists, each with his own style. They duked it out […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 16, 2012
Hands down, my favorite part of the Shure calendar year is working on the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition. What’s that, you say? It’s when 10 teams of college students in audio engineering and sound recording programs lay down the best track they can using only Shure microphones. A panel of recording industry icons picks the […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 27, 2012
One of our favorites SRH940 stories comes from the GRAMMY® Awards. John Harris of Music Mix Mobile was troubleshooting an input issue and grabbed the closest pair of cans on-hand for some critical listening on the fly. They were SRH940s, property of Eric Schilling, who was also mixing for the show. Harris was stunned by […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 8, 2012
Unsigned hip-hop artists and rappers: enter to win the chance to record a 3-song EP with YoungFyre and have T-Pain write and produce on the single. Check out the rules and enter the contest at tpain.whooznxt.com by April 3, 2012. Shure is proud to sponsor Guitar Center’s Your Next Record Contest. And we love this […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 6, 2012
Hey, jazz vocalists: Want to sing here? The 10th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition is now open to entries. The competition will take place during the Montreux Jazz Festival, June 29-July 14, 2012, in Montreux, Switzerland. It’s a great opportunity for aspiring jazz singers to perform in front of a professional jury and international audience. […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 5, 2012 under News
Year in and year out, Shure engineers obsess over new ways to deliver audio that amazes. Still, we’re in awe when our products win awards from organizations we respect and admire. Here’s a list of the most recent awards our products have received. Wireless Systems Axient Wireless Management Network 2012 NAMM “Best in Show—This […]
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