Allison Wolcott started singing at Shure and now sings wherever they'll let her. She wishes she were Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, and Johnny Cash all rolled up in a voice box. Her favorite mic is the BETA®87A. Interviews with product developers and general Shure news are her beat.
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 under
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 March 16, 2015 under News
Sean Sullivan of the product management team is a native Chicago South Sider and a singer. For him, those things converge on St. Patrick’s Day. Here, he shares what makes the holiday unique in Chicago, plus a playlist.
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 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 under
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 under
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 29, 2014 under
Recently, the editorial staff at TIME evaluated nearly 3,000 listening products. Partnering with a third-party research service, TIME combed through archives of expert reviews, product specs and media coverage to determine which brand offered the “true audio experience.” The results? After surveying everything from budget earbuds to feature-rich DJ headphones, TIME rated Shure products at […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 7, 2014 under
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 27, 2014 under
Recently, we made ULX-D® available in the H50 band, so I sat down with Senior Manager of Shure Systems Support Gino Sigismondi to get a better understanding of the benefits of this new offering. Here’s what he had to say… Allison Wolcott Could you tell us a little bit about how the ULX-D line has […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 26, 2014 under
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 17, 2014 under
The tracks are in. The judges are judging. And in this final series of Fantastic Scholastic 10 video diaries, the team members reveal a little of the secret sauce they used to create the best recordings they could using only Shure microphones. (I knew I wasn’t hallucinating the paper clips on the piano wires in […]
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 under
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 28, 2014 under
“Is this thing on?” says, oh, EVERYONE when they step up to a microphone in the movies or on TV. And what does the mic always say back? “ZZZZZZ!” Feedback is the universal, audible indicator for “live microphone.” It’s also just plain annoying. If you’d like to avoid it, then check out February’s Shure Learning […]
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