Marc Henshall

Marc forms part of our Pro Audio team at Shure UK and specialises in Digital Marketing. He also holds a BSc First Class Hons Degree in Music Technology. When not at work he enjoys playing the guitar, producing music, and pretentiously dabbling in the odd craft beer or two from his own personal glass at the local pub — like a total nerd.
SM58 with wires
Studio

PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Andrew Hunt

Having recently won a prestigious MPG Award, Andrew Hunt is riding a wave of success built from the ground up. We caught up with Andrew to learn more about his story progressing from a multi-instrumentalist to a talented producer and engineer. Through sharing his journey, it’s plain to see how a real passion for music […]
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
Wireless Systems

Shure Whiteboard – Wireless System Companding Explained

In this month’s Whiteboard Session, Senior Product Management Specialist, Stuart Stephens explains wireless companding and how it works. Read the article below, or scroll down to watch the Whiteboard Video. Companding is a process that happens in all analogue wireless systems to accommodate the limited dynamic range of FM radio. The process takes its name […]
Microphone on Stage
Studio

Engineer Spotlight: Olga Fitzroy

As an audio engineer, frequently turning your head to a wide variety of musical genres and productions comes with the territory. In the following Engineer Spotlight feature, we speak to recent MPG Engineer of the Year winner, Olga Fitzroy who we learn is no stranger to applying her skills across a broad spectrum. From assisting […]
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
Wireless Systems

Shure Whiteboard – Increased Spectral Efficiency with HD Mode

In this month’s Whiteboard Session, Shure Applications Engineer, Tom Colman explains how high-density mode allows us to take the spectral efficiency of digital wireless to a whole new level. Read the article below, or scroll down to watch the Whiteboard Video. As we’ve determined in previous sessions, digital wireless systems are typically more spectrally efficient than […]
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
Wireless Systems

Shure Whiteboard – Rechargeables for Wireless

Shure UK Senior Applications Engineer, Tom Colman explores rechargeable battery options for wireless microphones - moving from standard disposable batteries to modern integrated rechargeables. Read the article below, or scroll down to watch the Whiteboard Video. Wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems all need power from somewhere. Traditionally, wireless operators use a standard portable cell […]
Wireless Systems

Shure Whiteboard – Digital Wireless Latency Explained

Shure UK Project Engineer, Stuart Stephens explores digital wireless latency and what causes latency in a digital wireless system. Read the article below, or scroll down to watch the Whiteboard Video. Latency is the amount of time it takes for our signal to journey from input (microphone capsule) to audio output (analogue audio output on […]
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
Wireless Systems

Digital Decoded – The Advantage of Digital Wireless According to RF Experts

We explore digital wireless tech by learning about what modern RF experts think of the trend towards more digital systems and the potential benefits. Over recent years, we’ve seen the RF landscape change dramatically. Our industry, in particular, was significantly affected, with PMSE users (Programme Making and Special Events) losing access to large portions of […]
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
Live

Bryony October’s Five Tips for Mixing at Festivals

Recently at Shure Sound Hub, we caught up with FOH engineer, Bryony October who shared her experience of life on the road, including some unmissable advice for any new engineers getting started with live sound. Bryony also expressed her passion for mixing at festivals and the adrenaline rush that comes with unfamiliar venues and gear. […]
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
Wireless Systems

Shure Whiteboard – Analogue vs Digital Wireless

In this month’s Shure Whiteboard Session, Shure Senior Applications Engineer, Tom Colman explains some of the basic differences between digital and analogue wireless systems. (Video at the bottom of this article).  For many years, analogue wireless systems ruled the airwaves, but in recent years we’ve seen increasing amounts of digital systems. On the surface, one might […]
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
Live

Engineer Spotlight: Bryony October

Well known for her earlier work with the Noisettes, Bryony October’s story is one of classic hard work and determination to make it in an industry where it’s notoriously difficult to get your first break. As a FOH Sound Engineer working with many critically acclaimed acts, her schedule is pretty packed. Fortunately, we were able […]

From Rock & Roll to Rocky Horror with Theatre Sound Designer, Gareth Owen

Gareth Owen is an acclaimed British sound designer whose portfolio includes many of the world’s biggest musical theatre spectaculars, including ‘Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame,’Sister Act’, ‘Hairspray’, and ‘Disney’s Little Mermaid’ to name just a few. Impressively, Gareth also received the prestigious Olivier Award two years running for his Sound Design contributions on ‘Memphis’ and […]
Microphones

Dualdyne Technology and the Unsung Heroes of Live Performance

At this year’s NAMM show, we launched our first all-new dynamic microphone for nearly 50 years — the KSM8 Dualdyne. Since the show, much speculation has emerged about the ‘dual’ in ‘Dualdyne,’ and what this term actually means. The confusion is not completely unfounded either; the concept of a microphone with two diaphragms isn’t actually […]
Microphone on Stage
Live

Engineer Spotlight: FOH Engineer, Cliff Brothers (KSM8 on Test)

Disclaimer: The following interview contains references to the interviewees past work with Prince, and was conducted before his untimely death on April 21st 2016. Cliff is a live sound, touring, and production specialist with comprehensive experience covering many well know acts, including Prince, Rebecca Ferguson, and Laura Mvula. Armed with a shiny new KSM8, a heap of expertise, […]
News

Shure-endorsed Bring Me The Horizon rock the Royal Albert Hall for charity

Bring Me The Horizon played London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 22nd April in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Rocksound.tv described the bands performance as a “coming of age,” as the band sold-out the iconic Victorian venue to perform alongside a 60-piece orchestra. As a former deathcore band, performing classical reworks from their latest album, ‘That’s the Spirit’ in such a prestigious and […]
Live

Interview with Steve Caldwell: RF Engineer at Norwest Group

Ahead of the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio, we caught up with Norwest Technical Manager and RF engineer, Steve Caldwell. Based in Sydney Australia, Steve played a fundamental role in the successful coordination of an ambitious wireless setup at London 2012. As the spectrum landscape continues to change, Steve talks to us about how […]
Microphones

KSM8 Dualdyne – 77 Years in the Making

For more than 90 years, Shure has provided the world with ground-breaking technology and innovative audio solutions. In 1939, we developed the Unidyne cartridge, which became the world’s first single-element unidirectional microphone. In 1966, we took the Unidyne principle even further in the Unidyne III to create the SM58, which featured our unique pneumatic shock-mount […]