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 February 23, 2016 under Microphones
For more than 90 years, Shure has provided the world with ground-breaking technology and innovative audio solutions. Now, we take a look at the history behind our newest technology, the KSM8.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 10, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
When it comes to RF interference, there are two elements that come up frequently as common culprits – metal and salt water. We’ve written plenty of detail about these major RF enemies before, and the following post should help to add context.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 4, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
Not so long ago Ofcom approved plans for Whitespace Devices to share spectrum with digital TV and wireless microphones. As a relatively new development in the ongoing debate about the future of spectrum, Whitespace Devices are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this week’s whiteboard session, we cover what whitespace devices are, why and where they operate, […]
Written by Marc Henshall on January 21, 2016 under Microphones
The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne is the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone – a ground-breaking feat of engineering that essentially reverses the flow of a dynamic mic. To explain what makes this so significant, we take a look at the Shure Unidyne.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 14, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
When setting up a wireless rig, you need to maximize the amount of channels on air and ensure reliable performance by understanding what spectrum is available. This week’s whiteboard session overviews how to do this by visualizing your RF environment.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 7, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
RF cables are an often overlooked aspect of wireless systems. You can have everything else set up perfectly, but when all is said and done, it’s all too easy to shoot yourself in the foot by selecting the wrong antenna cables. This post will answer common questions about cable components for your RF setup.
Written by Marc Henshall on December 17, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Welcome back, in this week’s whiteboard session, we’re going to tackle the often misunderstood concept of intermodulation. Intermodulation is a product of two signals interacting with each other while on air simultaneously. It commonly occurs when two signals are in very close proximity to one another, and therefore, any intermodulation need to be avoided with […]
Written by Marc Henshall on December 15, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Digital wireless systems are increasingly common in the world of professional and semi-professional audio. Their growth over the last few years is the result of many factors, from the continual pursuit of better quality sound to the increasingly pressing issue of RF spectrum clearance. Like other areas of the audio world, though, the debate as […]
Written by Marc Henshall on December 10, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
In this post, we explain some wireless microphone best practice with an overview of how to coordinate a wireless system (or frequency coordination as it’s otherwise known).
Written by Marc Henshall on December 3, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
In this post, we cover the most common parts of spectrum used for the operation of wireless microphones and explain why the UHF bands are the preferred space for professional users. With the latter in mind, today’s episode will look at what’s happening to the UHF space and how it affects you.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 26, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
For radio microphones to work reliably, we need access to clean spectrum – this much is well known and documented. What’s less well known, is which bands of spectrum are best suited to each given application. Unfortunately, we can’t just use any portion of spectrum; and while in theory there’s a lot of spectrum available, the […]
Written by Marc Henshall on November 19, 2015 under Wireless Systems
Why are these devices so important? Well, aside from freeing speakers or performers from the shackles of cables – wireless microphones are also crucial as they’re typically the first piece of equipment in the signal chain.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 12, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
For wireless microphone systems to work, we need access to clean RF. What is less well known or understood, is which bands – or sections – of spectrum are best suited to the operation of wireless microphone and in-ear monitor systems.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 5, 2015 under LiveStudio
Guitarists have a reputation for major contribution to volume wars on-stage and in the studio. This reputation is perhaps personified in that famous – and often over-quoted – line from the movie Spinal Tap. We all know the line — “this one goes up to 11.” Brilliant… Seriously, though, how many times do you see […]
Written by Marc Henshall on August 3, 2015 under Podcasting
If you’re running a podcast getting high quality audio is important. As your listeners senses are fully tuned to the audio experience, poor quality audio recordings will stand out like a sore thumb, so it’s important to learn the ropes.
Written by Marc Henshall on July 23, 2015 under LiveStudio
Here’s a tip you can put into action today that will immediately improve your audio endeavours across the board: inputs are more important than outputs. Find out why.
Written by Marc Henshall on July 1, 2015 under Microphones
Shure has turned a passion for reliable audio into a science; every product is subjected to a stress-test gauntlet – some of the safety procedures described in this post.
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