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.
Written by Marc Henshall on December 7, 2017 under Wireless Systems
Changes to RF spectrum have continued moving at an incredibly fast pace over recent years. Learn the statistics behind these changes.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 7, 2017 under Studio
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 16, 2017 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on February 23, 2017 under Studio
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on February 16, 2017 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on January 20, 2017 under Wireless Systems
Shure UK Pro Audio Group Manager, Tuomo Tolonen walks us through the key differential factors that separate how digital and analogue wireless systems sound. Read the article below, or scroll down to watch the Whiteboard Video. The analogue vs digital wireless debate is a highly subjective topic that evokes a lot of emotion. We’ve covered […]
Written by Marc Henshall on December 19, 2016 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on November 30, 2016 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on November 29, 2016 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on November 1, 2016 under Live
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. […]
Written by Marc Henshall on October 26, 2016 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on August 24, 2016 under Live
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on July 1, 2016 under Theater
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on June 20, 2016 under Microphones
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on May 6, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
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, […]
Written by Marc Henshall on April 25, 2016 under News
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 1, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on February 23, 2016 under Microphones
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 […]
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