Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott

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.
Education

Choosing the Right Mic

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.
St. Patrick's Day Music in Chicago
Interviews

St. Patrick’s Day Music in Chicago

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.
Allie Gets Her Gun: A Live Vocal Mic Shootout
Education

How I Chose My First Live Vocal Mic

After taking just enough voice lessons to be dangerous (six, to be exact) and performing with some very patient folks here at Shure HQ, I’m starting to explore the music world that lives in nooks and crannies around Chicagoland…and lo and behold, the time has come for me to buy a live vocal mic. Luckily, […]
News

TIME Ranks Shure Listening Products On Top

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 […]
Events

A Week of Open Mic Nights: Find Venues Near You

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?” […]
Education

ULX-D Digital Wireless in the H50 Band: FAQs

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 […]
Where Would You Wear It: The Shure Swag Giveaway
Contests

Where Would You Wear It: The Shure Swag Giveaway

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 […]
Contests

Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Post-production Phase

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 […]
Reviews Roundup: Wireless Systems, Wired Mics & Listening Products
News

Reviews Roundup: Wireless Systems, Wired Mics & Listening Products

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 […]
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 […]
February Webinar 2014
Events

February Webinar: Maximizing Gain-Before-Feedback

“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 […]
NAMM 2014
Events

How NAMM Day One Went Down

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 […]
Mark Brunner
News

The Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum: An Update

Technically, Mark Brunner may be the Senior Director of Global Brand Management at Shure, but most of us know him these days as Mr. Spectrum. For the past several years, he has led our advocacy efforts with the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of wireless microphone users. In this capacity, he has accumulated as many […]
Contests

Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Planning Phase

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 […]