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 August 30, 2012 under News
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 August 10, 2012 under Events
Shure Technical Training Manager Gino Sigismondi continues our new Learning Center webinar series with two August offerings: Frequency Coordination for Wireless Systems Learn (or brush up on) the basics of frequency coordination for wireless microphone systems, including practice scenarios utilizing the frequency compatibility function of Shure Wireless Workbench® software. This event has already occurred. You […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 17, 2012 under Events
Wouldn’t it be great to get a virtual tour of ULX-D™ Digital Wireless from someone who really knows his stuff? Shure Technical Training Manager Gino Sigismondi will conduct two in-depth webinars covering the following features of ULX-D: Improved RF performance in today’s unpredictable spectrum Shure lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology AES 256-bit encryption Frequency diversity Networked […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 29, 2012 under Events
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 under Events
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 under Events
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 under Events
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 under Events
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 under Events
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 under Events
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 under Events
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 under News
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 under Events
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 under Events
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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