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 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 Events
It seems fitting to kick off our free Shure Learning Center webinar offering for 2013 with an overview of a new product line. New Product Overview: Centraverse™ Installed Sound Microphones Webinar Our new Centraverse Microphones offer quality, affordable audio for installed sound applications. Join Shure Systems Support Manager Gino Sigismondi and learn how to choose […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 20, 2012 under Events
Mic locker: check. Headphones: check. Song selection: check. And now, game on. Last fall, ten colleges were randomly selected from the pool of applicants to compete in our annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition, in which audio education students seek the top nod from music industry giants by recording the best track they can using only […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 10, 2012 under Events
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 Artists
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 under Events
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 under Events
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 Events
Our free webinar series continues with the following December offering… How to Configure a Personal Monitor System While the majority of musicians and monitor engineers are clear on the advantages of personal monitors, the proper ways to configure a personal monitor system are not as well known. Since no two situations are identical, it’s up […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 5, 2012 under Events
Our free Learning Center webinar series continues with a new offering for November: How to Choose a Shure Wireless Microphone Given the vast array of choices available in wireless microphone systems today, selecting the right one can be a daunting task. Join Manager of Shure Systems Support Gino Sigismondi for an in-depth discussion of the […]
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 19, 2012 under Events
Our free Learning Center webinar series continues with a new offering for November: THURSDAY, November 8; The Story of the SM58® The Shure SM58 microphone has been the world’s most popular microphone for decades. Find out why in this 60-minute webinar. Chris Lyons, Technical and Educational Communications Manager, and a panel of SM58 experts will […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 8, 2012 under Events
Our in-house training gurus continue our free Learning Center webinar series with two new offerings: Microphone Techniques for Houses of Worship Shure Technical Training Manager Gino Sigismondi will walk attendees through all aspects of microphone selection and placement for House of Worship applications. Topics will include microphone types, polar patterns, frequency response, and how to […]
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 October 3, 2012 under News
I’m not going to lie. It’s a dreary, cold fall day here at Shure HQ, and I could use a pick-me-up. Thankfully, I work with a slew of talented musicians whose summer 2012 performances were captured on video, so I can watch and listen whenever I need a little sunshine. Eat to the Beat is […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on September 18, 2012 under Events
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 under Events
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, […]
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