Written by Shure UK on November 10, 2016 under AV
Shure UK Sr. Applications Engineer Tom Colman highlights how improving boardroom acoustics can enhance communication and collaboration during A/V conferences.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 8, 2012
By Shure Notes Editors Contributors: Frank Gilbert, FOH Engineer at Chicago’s Mayne Stage, The Vic and Park West; Kent Morris, Peavey Electronics, Cornerstone Media; Stuart Rosenberg, Partner – SPACE and League of Creative Musicians Live performance venues deal with it all the time. In this post, we’ll break down the subject of acoustics for you […]
Written by Jim Schanz on May 15, 2018 under NewsSystems
What does it take to create a state-of-the art customer center in an historic 1906 Loop building? Shure Pro Systems Director Jim Schanz takes us behind the scenes to find out.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 19, 2018 under Home Recording
Want to build your own home recording studio, but aren’t sure how to get started? From considering acoustics to choosing the right gear, we’ve got everything you need to know.
Written by Robin Hamerlinck on February 12, 2018 under Systems
In the IT sector, the only constant has been change. The ways in which technology is used, the tools available to end users and the backend infrastructure have all undergone several evolutions. CES shows what else the future may hold for AV/IT technology.
Written by Bells Driver on January 26, 2018 under Studio
We caught up with award-winning studio engineer Manon Grandjean to talk about getting the vibe right while recording, the importance of doing your homework and how to stay focused during those extra long sessions.
Written by Andrew Francis on January 25, 2018 under Systems
Good architecture should provide both style and substance. But when form doesn’t follow function in the conference room, audio quality suffers.
Written by Marc Young on January 9, 2018 under MOTIV
With mobile recording becoming an increasingly popular way to create unique sounds, Shure invited UK producer Illum Sphere to take part in Ableton’s Loop festival for music makers.
Written by Jessica Sirkin on August 29, 2017 under Systems
AV professionals often face the challenge of creating high-quality corporate and campus audio solutions on a low budget. The new P300 can help them bridge the gap.
Written by Michael Pettersen on July 13, 2017 under News
What is it like in a room where all typical daily noises are absent? In this post, we’ll take you inside one of two Shure anechoic chambers used for product testing.
Written by Troy Jensen on June 15, 2017 under Systems
Understanding how the base building design affects the quality of audio and video conferencing in rooms can help create conference systems that provide a great experience in a modern office space.
Written by Stuart Stephens on June 6, 2017 under Systems
Feedback is an annoying and potentially damaging squealing or humming sound that can be extremely distracting during a meeting. Every audio system has a maximum amount of gain or volume that can be applied before feedback is introduced. Stuart Stephens explains why feedback occurs and how it can be eliminated.
Written by Shure UK on March 27, 2017 under Systems
Shure UK Systems Group’s John Ellis explains how considering loudspeaker placement can dramatically improve the sound in your video conferencing suite.
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.
Written by Michael Pettersen on October 20, 2016
How did the SM58 achieve its signature sound? Shure Historian Michael Pettersen breaks it down in three easy (depending on your technical expertise) pieces.
Written by Craig Collin on October 12, 2016 under AV
Shure UK’s Craig Collin explains how the Scottish education market is leading AV investment and how Canary Wharf is not the only place in the UK seeing huge advances in conferencing technology… I asked or Northern Regional Sales Manager Craig Collin if we could have a chat about the state of Scottish AV. His reply: […]
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. We caught up with her between tours.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on July 8, 2016 under PodcastingWebinars
Tune in for a discussion of podcasting microphones and how to deliver sound that enhances your reputation as a subject matter expert.
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 June 8, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
In order to choose the right microphone, it’s crucial to understand the fundamentals of how a microphone picks up sound. The key to this is directionality.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 31, 2015 under Studio
A full drum kit can be one the most difficult instruments to record successfully. Don’t let this discourage you, though, as your efforts will reward you with far more individual character than is possible with software or drum machine alternatives.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 6, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
It is important to understand a few basics that will aid in your selection and operation of the right mic for your application. The following article will cover what you need to know.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 11, 2015 under Personal Monitoring Systems
Personal monitor systems deliver a better experience than wedge monitors for performers, sound engineers, and audiences. This post explains the nitty gritty of it.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 6, 2015 under Studio
There is no substitute for the human voice. In this post, we’ll cover the fundamental techniques required to get professional sounding vocals from day one.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 26, 2015 under Studio
In this article, we’ll show you how to get the best sound possible from your instrument and provide you with a few tips for mixing within the context of your recording.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 26, 2014 under Studio
Recording vocals in a room with less than ideal acoustics can be tricky. But it is still possible to get great results in a lively space; you just might need to consider dropping the condenser mic from your arsenal.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 24, 2014 under Studio
Referencing your mix on studio quality headphones remains essential to creating a polished professional track. To help you make a more informed decision about which set of headphones is best for you, we have prepared a list of elements to consider.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 14, 2014
Les Banks of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and Cliff Miller, who has handled audio for nearly every major bluegrass act, explain which mics and techniques deliver that pure acoustic sound from the stage to the audience.
Written by Marc Henshall on October 17, 2014 under Personal Monitoring Systems
Anyone who has performed live has probably dealt with a poor monitor system. Personal monitoring was developed from a desire to create an on-stage listening experience that could overcome the limitations imposed by a traditional floor monitor system.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 22, 2014 under Microphones
The pneumatic shockmount featured in Shure microphones, is an essential, but often misunderstood piece of audio engineering. We look at why microphones have shockmounts and what makes the Shure pneumatic design so unique. Why Microphones Need Shockmounts For a dynamic microphone to work, the diaphragm and the coil need to move. In an ideal […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 9, 2014 under House of Worship
Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin Stone Community Church presently numbers four campuses across the greater Austin area and over 7,000 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on June 9, 2014 under Studio
This is part 2 of our 10 recording tips for electric guitar players, where we provide tips to help you get the best possible results from the start.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 17, 2014 under Listening
In light of Neil Young’s PonoMusic, we look at high-res audio, the importance of headphones, and how you’re only as good as the weakest link in your signal chain.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 7, 2014 under Home Recording
Songwriting is somewhat of a dark art. Every successful songwriter will continually work to hone their craft, develop new tricks, and look at their process from a different angle. There is no silver bullet when it comes to creating a great song; each person will have their own technique and what works for them may not […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 21, 2014 under LiveMicrophonesNews
Late last year at the House of Blues in Chicago, Shure took over the venue by having three of its endorsers hit the stage for a sold-out evening. On the bill was Atlas Genius, Family Of The Year and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. We came into the venue a little earlier than the masses lining […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 9, 2014 under House of Worship
Improving speech intelligibility in highly reverberant worship spaces By: Michael Pettersen As a vocalist in choral ensembles, I can attest that the natural (or, more accurately, architectural) reverberation found in many houses of worship helps acoustic music to sound fantastic. Traditional sanctuaries with high, soaring ceilings and lots of hard, reflective surfaces lend power to […]
Written by Davida Rochman on December 6, 2013 under Systems
Imagine a summit meeting with hundreds of delegates from across the globe. They are seated behind desk-mounted microphones and many are wearing headsets. There’s a nameplate in front of each one, indicating the nation represented. In addition to the listeners, there are a nearly equal number of interpreters. Somewhere in this milieu, a small technical […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 29, 2013
Helical? This could describe a bad day in the studio or a buzzing sound that just won’t go away. Fact is, it’s a type of a directional antenna that might be the answer to getting better performance from your wireless systems. In this post, Shure Notes Editors have searched the archives for terms that you’re […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 17, 2013
With a wide variety of headphones to choose from, we find that many users are looking for guidance to help them select the right headphone for their application. Shure’s product line has expanded to eight different models – some open back, some closed back, and a couple of models for DJs. What practical information could […]
Written by Davida Rochman on August 6, 2013
Contributor: Dean Giavaras, Manager – Performance Listening Center & S.N. Shure Theater (and Horn Player) Unless you live somewhere in the lower third of the United States, summer is the only time of year when there are opportunities to perform outdoors. Even here, at Shure headquarters just a few miles northwest of the Windy City, […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 19, 2013 under House of Worship
Sometimes people ask us, “Why do you guys make so many different types of microphones?” The answer is: there are many different applications that require different form factors – handheld, headset or stand-mounted and different technologies that produce different sound qualities. But often, it comes down to what sounds right to you: it ultimately comes […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 7, 2013
Shure Notes Editors/Contributor: Soren Pedersen Back in 2005, Shure introduced the KSM9 vocal condenser microphone. What made this microphone unique was its flip-of-a-switch ability to change from cardioid to supercardioid. Originally, a component in Shure’s premium UR24S/KSM9 wireless system, the mic found an enthusiastic audience that warranted its standalone status. Live sound guys loved it. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on November 26, 2012
In its simplest definition: Equalization involves selectively boosting or cutting bands of frequencies to improve the performance of a sound reinforcement system. Like many other audio technologies, EQ was born in telecommunications, where filters were used to restore and flatten all frequencies, so that response to all frequencies would be equal – hence the label […]
Written by Davida Rochman on September 12, 2012 under House of Worship
Contributors: Jim Brown and Gino Sigismondi You’ve done everything you can think of to keep the levels constant. You’ve added amps. You‘ve moved speakers. Still, the amount of reverberation in your worship space makes intelligibility a real challenge. Then, of course, there’s background noise and feedback. Believe it or not, there may be a simple […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 3, 2011 under House of Worship
The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes for Houses of Worship, Issue #47 (October 3, 2011). A History Whether you believe that Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, or the Steve Miller Band was the first to pioneer the use of in-ear monitoring systems, one fact is indisputable: this represented a breakthrough in live sound. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on September 1, 2011
The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes / Musician, Issue #48 (September 1, 2011). Ever think about what good sounds really means? You’re probably thinking good material, excellent musicianship, and the right equipment, but it’s really a little more scientific than that. Most problems in live performance are directly related to fidelity, intelligibility, […]
Written by Davida Rochman on August 4, 2011
The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes for House of Worship, Issue #46 (August 4, 2011). One of the most commonly asked questions in professional audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer is: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 5, 2010 under Live
As I approached the back stage door of Chicago’s Congress Theater on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon, Passion Pit was well into their sound check as I could already hear the bending synths from their hit “The Reeling” escaping into the alley behind the venue. Once on stage, it was like watching a group of mad […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 9, 2009 under Home RecordingPodcasting
The Foo Fighters first album. Stand-up Mark Maron’s twice-weekly WTF podcast. What they have in common is technology that makes it possible for artists to launch their careers by creating professional recordings in a bedroom, basement, garage or hotel room. They did it and so can you. Whether your sights are set on going platinum […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 2, 2009 under Live
In the House and on the Road with Paris Lahr He’s the man behind the console at venues ranging from intimate clubs to sports arenas, with an impressive resume that includes pro sound responsibilities for popular venues, major sound companies and globally touring artists. It only made sense that we’d want to tap Paris Lahr […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 15, 2005 under Home RecordingStudio
Getting the sound you’re after can have a lot to do with the microphones you use and where you place them. This post offers some practical starting points – instrument by instrument.
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