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White Spaces, The Incentive Auction and What It Means to You

For up-to-date information on the FCC Incentive Auction, please refer to our Resource Center. What’s the buzz? What is it? When does it happen? What are the effects on wireless users? Just when we all adjusted to 2009’s FCC regulations involving the use of wireless microphones and mobile devices in the TV band, along comes a […]
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‘White Space’ Devices & RF Coordination: What You Need to Know

For up-to-date information on the FCC Incentive Auction, please refer to our Resource Center.” The first TV Bands Device (aka “white space device” or WSD) has been approved by the FCC and was released to the market on January 26, 2012.  The device is the model AWR Agility White Space Radio manufactured by KTS Wireless (http://www.ktswireless.com/products-and-services/agility-white-space-radio-awr/). […]
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Artist Spotlight: VC Pines (Jack Mercer)

Best known for his work as the frontman of London-based Indie Rock band, The Carnabys, Jack Mercer embarks on his latest new project, VC Pines. We catch up with this talented young musician after a recent show.
Systems

AV in Focus at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Shure invited leading AV integrators, consultants and decision-makers to this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival to discuss the latest trends and technologies set to impact the audiovisual sector.
Studio

Everything You Need to Know About Foley Recording

Never heard of “Foley” before? Actually, you almost certainly have experienced these everyday sound effects for film and TV. Shure visited Chicago sound designer Bryen Hensley to learn more about a type of recording that is both art and science.
Vlogging

Going Vlog Wild with Photographer Tom Mason

Wildlife photographer Tom Mason started video blogging to show people what it takes to snap amazing shots of everything from penguins to bears. So upon his return to civilization, Shure asked to see the gear inside his vlog kit.
Systems

CES Points to the Future of AV/IT Technology

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.
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All About Wireless: Waves and Spectrum

As governments around the world sell off portions of the spectrum, it is becoming important for audio engineers to have a thorough understanding of wireless microphone and IEM technologies. For this reason, Shure have partnered with Entertainment Technology Asia to present a series covering RF Engineering theory.
Wireless Systems

Future-proofing RF Ops Amid Spectrum Changes

If there is anything we can take away from the recent confirmation of UK regulator, Ofcom’s decision to clear the 700MHz band of UHF spectrum by May 2020, it should be that change is inevitable. Some changes are good, other changes, not so good, but change nonetheless should be expected.

Shure Wireless Workbench® 6: Compatibility Profiles

Edited Transcript The frequency coordination tab is full of features to coordinate compatible frequencies for Shure and third-party wireless systems. One handy tool in the Frequency Coordination tab is the compatibility profile, which is a setting that changes the amount of personal space in the spectrum that each type of wireless system will require to […]
Podcasting

Live Podcasting: Taking Talking to the Stage

Podcasters are increasingly trading the comfort of their homes for the thrill of the stage and performing in front of real audiences. Shure explores the phenomenon of live podcasting with Radio Spätkauf’s Joel Dullroy.
Beleaf Vlogging with MV51
MOTIV

A Day in the Life of a Vlogger

Sometimes you don’t have to look too far for the story. Rapper and stay-at-home dad turned vlogger Glen Henry explains how he attracts a hundred thousand viewers with a crew of one, three kids under five and a couple of MOTIV microphones.
Microphones

Eight Ways to Mic an Accordion

With a growing legion of accordion players appearing with mainstream acts like Arcade Fire, The E Street Band, and Mumford & Sons, we offer instruction and sound samples for eight accordion miking techniques.
Systems

The Business Case for Investing in Audio

A video conferencing system with high-quality audio allows people to work effectively wherever they may be and to collaborate with employees, suppliers, clients and potential clients across the globe, allowing businesses to continue to grow.
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.
SM58 with wires
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Engineer Spotlight: Russ Tite

Working with the likes of The Kooks, Plan B, Marmozets and currently Catfish and The Bottlemen, Russ Tite is a music industry pro both in the studio and in front of the stage. He answers some questions for us below on technology, mixing and how he hates being cold.
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A Culture of Innovation

Shure strives to be the most trusted audio brand worldwide. How we do that has evolved over the years, yet perhaps also come full circle. Four Shure executives share their perspective on innovation in this post.
Wireless Systems and Antenna Placement
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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. We caught up with her between tours.

How Will It Sound in the Cloud?

Cloud computing was a subject that hovered over the discussions on the floor of this year’s UCExpo. While several panellists argued whether the future of video conferencing hardware hangs in the balance, it is interesting to think of this subject as it directly relates to AV conferencing sound.

London Finds out How Microflex Advance Brings Clarity to AV Conference Sound

“Hello? Is that you? Can you hear me? I can barely hear you.” Sound familiar? We often forget that sound is the most important element of a meeting, and that poor sound quality hinders effective communication, distracts the participants and stops the message from being delivered. Video conferencing has become an essential tool for business communication, but it’s […]
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Digital Wireless FAQ: 12 of Your Questions Answered

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 […]
Podcasting

A Crash Course in Audio for Podcasters

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.
Artists and Their Engineers: Part One
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Artists and Their Engineers: Part One

After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.
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Top 5 Most Common Wireless Mistakes

Wireless microphones are essential to the modern production values we’re all accustomed too. And while wireless systems have freed performers from the shackles of cables, they’ve also presented an entirely different set of challenges to the engineer.
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Recording and Mixing Electric Guitars

The electric guitar is the most successful and widely adopted instrument in modern popular music. When it comes to studio recording, the very things that make the electric guitar so versatile are also some of the aspects that make it a challenging instrument to record.
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Recording & Mixing Bass Guitar

Bass is the backbone of your music, and in many cases the whole metaphorical house would collapse without it. Your bass should work with the rest of the band to provide a punchy and tight solid backbone to your music. In this article, we’ll get you up with bass tips for recording & mixing.
Wireless Systems

Could Your Mobile Be Eating Your Mic?

From live performance to big events, corporate conferences to your local house of worship, wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems are now standard for production values. These production values we now accept as standard throughout the audio industry could be under threat from the phone in your pocket.
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How to Record and Mix Vocals

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.
Sofar Sounds and Shure: Partners in Live Music
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Sofar Sounds and Shure: Partners in Live Music

If you’re tired of straining to hear live music over clinking bottles and loud conversations, then you need to know about Sofar Sounds, an alternative live-music experience available around the globe. Shure is excited to be partnering with Sofar.
Five Essential Mobile Recording Rules
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Five Essential Mobile Recording Rules

Sometimes the recording studio is a rig that fits into the backpacks of two tourists bound for Europe. In this post, mobile recording engineer Adam Lansky offers tips for recording success anywhere: on the road, in the moment, and across the pond.
Introducing the New Wireless Frequency Finder
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Introducing the New Wireless Frequency Finder

Over the past few months, the Shure team has developed a new Wireless Frequency Finder (WFF) tool. We updated our data sources to ensure the most accurate location and wireless frequency availability data. We also have reworked the design to support desktop and mobile uses. The new and improved finder will give you a better […]
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Multi-Pattern Microphones: What, Where and How?

Is it really a cardioid world? While the cardioid polar pattern is undoubtedly the most often used in live sound applications (after all, the ubiquitous Shure SM57 and SM58® microphones are both cardioid types), there’s a case to be made for models that, with the flip of a switch (or the changing of a head) […]
Tips For Mixing in Multiple Locations
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Tips For Mixing in Multiple Locations

Contributor: Cliff Goldmacher, Owner/Founder of Nashville Studio Live How to Stay Cool, Calm and Consistent As a producer and engineer for the past twenty years, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to travel to various cities and studios for my work.  Along with this privilege, however, comes a particular set of challenges, including: how […]
The Eddie Kramer Experience
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The Eddie Kramer Experience

How would you like the chance to learn recording and mixing techniques from a veteran producer who has worked with such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles? Shure is proud to be one of the sponsors for Session Four of The Studio Prodigy Master Class Series: The Eddie Kramer Experience. […]
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The Shure $50 SE112 Earphones: What You Can Expect

An Interview With Sean Sullivan There isn’t one of us who doesn’t have a tangled pair of low-end earphones in a gym bag, coat pocket or buried next to the I-PASS tollway transponder somewhere in the glove compartment under a crumpled pile of fast food napkins. The chances are pretty good, too, that at least […]
Wireless Systems

ULX-D Digital Wireless in the H50 Band: FAQs

Recently, we made ULX-D® available in the H50 band, so I sat down with Senior Manager of Shure Systems Support Gino Sigismondi to get a better understanding of the benefits of this new offering. Here’s what he had to say… Allison Wolcott Could you tell us a little bit about how the ULX-D line has […]
Reviews Roundup: Wireless Systems, Wired Mics & Listening Products
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Reviews Roundup: Wireless Systems, Wired Mics & Listening Products

These days, people don’t buy anything substantial without first jumping online and reading product reviews in forums, on shopping sites, and in industry publications. So, if you’re thinking about buying one of our newer products, check out the reviews roundup below, organized by product type. I’m sure you can find discussions of these products elsewhere […]
Pedalboards 101 and Beyond
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Pedalboards 101 and Beyond

Contributing Editor: Scott Kahn As you develop your sound and style as an electric guitar player, your attention will at some point turn to making use of effects pedals to enhance your sound. But with thousands of pedals to choose from, deciding what belongs on your pedalboards can seem like a daunting task. And then, […]
NAMM 2014
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How NAMM Day One Went Down

Like one of those churches that gets built in a day by an army of the faithful, the Shure booth at The NAMM® Show came together yesterday in a swarm of tightly coordinated activity. (We’re at Booth #6541, for those in attendance. Come say hi!) Shure Associates spent the day setting up display and demo […]
Mark Brunner
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The Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum: An Update

For up-to-date information on the FCC Incentive Auction, please refer to our Resource Center. Technically, Mark Brunner may be the Senior Director of Global Brand Management at Shure, but most of us know him these days as Mr. Spectrum. For the past several years, he has led our advocacy efforts with the Federal Communications Commission on […]
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Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Planning Phase

What happens when you get a bunch of student recording engineers in a room with a band and a road case full of Shure mics? Passion. Vision. Debates. Eye-rolling. Sleep deprivation. Laughter. Shenanigans. Don’t believe me? Well. I have proof. Video proof. I love hearing creative people think out loud, wrestling with the possibilities and […]
Ensuring Your Word Is Heard
House of Worship

Ensuring the Word is Heard

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 […]
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Is This Thing On? Hiring a Sound Company for Your Next Conference

Contributor: Phil Bower, Prestige AV & Creative Services The venue was booked months ago, the event has been promoted to your membership, and the speaker line-up, while in a constant state of flux, is finally just about buttoned up. But the time has come, in addition to the dozens of other tasks on your pre-show […]
Colbie Caillat
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The Guitar Center Sessions: Colbie Caillat

It seems crazy to think it’s already been 6 years since we first heard the name Colbie Caillat. The pop singer-songwriter broke out in 2007 with her debut album “Coco” which featured hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize.” She followed that with her sophomore album titled “Breakthrough” featuring the popular track “Fallin’ For You” and most […]
ULX-D Wireless System
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What Our Artists Have to Say About Shure Products…

They like us…they really like us! I found some free time to check out some of our artist videos on YouTube this week. I just had to share some of the quotes from Shure Artists. It’s so awesome to hear them talk about how Shure products improve their sound and their music. Check out some […]
Shure GLX-D Wireless System
Wireless Systems

The Making of GLX-D Digital Wireless: An Interview

Smart rechargeability. Audio quality that sounds like wired. The first Shure guitar pedal receiver, with an integrated tuner to boot. There’s a lot to get fired up about when it comes to our new GLX-D® Digital Wireless systems, so I sat down with Mike Nagel and Erik Vaveris to capture the big picture, plus some of […]
Helical Antenna
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Helical and 145 Other Audio Terms You May Need to Know

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 […]
Listening

The Making of the SE846: An Interview with Sean Sullivan

In anticipation of the SE846 making its way into ears and hearts worldwide, I sat down with Shure earphone guy Sean Sullivan to get the scoop on what’s so great about these earphones, the challenges of the earphone form factor, the pitfalls of audiophilia, and what makes it all worthwhile. SE846: The Key Features Allison […]
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Miking the Legendary Leslie Tone Cabinet

“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before.  I only knew one blues riff that I could play on the piano, but when I played it on a […]
Webinars

July Webinar: Wireless Solutions for Conference Room Applications

The installed sound pro’s dream of being able to go wireless and remotely control great-sounding audio gear across an executive campus has become a reality with the new Microflex™ Wireless Systems. Wireless Solutions for Conference Room Applications If running wires simply is not an option in the meeting spaces where you run sound, then you […]
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The Soundtrack Of Your Life: Starring… You!

If you’re like me I need music on for everything. You know, just in case… You never know when you’re going to have that dramatic cinematic moment during the course of your day, where, whether planned or unplanned, you’re going to do something absolutely breathtaking. And, when that moment arrives, you want the perfect song […]
House of Worship

Talkin’ Mic Basics with Shure’s Gino Sigismondi: Choosing the Right Mic

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 […]
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Shure at Winter NAMM 2013

I have been to the NAMM show in Anaheim about 17 times now.   Part of me gets nervous because it is such a busy show.  A bigger part of me is excited to see and talk with a lot of the artists we work with.  I also look forward to meeting many new artists. This […]
Webinars

Sign Up for Shure Learning Center February Webinars

This month, take an hour out of your day to learn about our forthcoming SCM820 Intellimix® Automatic Mixer or get up to speed on the latest White Spaces developments. As always, Shure Learning Center webinars are free to attend, and attendance is first come, first serve. New Product Overview: SCM820 Digital Automatic Mixer Built on […]
How to Control Feedback in a Sound System
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How to Control Feedback in a Sound System

By Shure Notes Editors. Contributors: John Chevalier, Bill Gibson, Frank Gilbert, June Millington, Dan Murphy “John had a semi-acoustic Gibson guitar. It had a pickup on it so it could be amplified. We were just about to walk away and listen to a take when John leaned his guitar against the amp. He really should […]
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EQ I.Q.: A Quick Primer

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 […]
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Is There Really Anything You Can Do About Acoustics?

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 […]
House of Worship

The Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

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 […]
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How did you get into Artist Relations?

Welcome to the first in a series of AR blogs where we will dig deeper into this Music Industry and sometimes ourselves.  Over the next few months, we are going to be covering a lot of interesting topics so please check in every week and join the conversations. In this industry, there are so many […]
Studio

The Mixdown Landscape

Contributor:  Mike Overlin, Manager of Worship Resources Yamaha Corporation When it comes to recorded music, the mixdown is the crucial step where the individual recorded tracks of each instrument or vocal are combined to make the finished master. Much of what we do when we’re tracking a song is designed to give us as much […]
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Random thing of the week…

Anytime someone asks what a typical day is like for us in Artist Relations here at Shure, I can’t help but laugh a little at the word “typical.” Try as we might to carefully plan and stick to our agendas for the day, something random comes our way and the focus quickly shifts. Entire weeks have […]
National Open Mic Night
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Venues for National Open Mic Night

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 […]
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Product Spotlight: Beta181

Placement Techniques for the Beta 181 Side-Address Condenser Microphone By: John Born, Rob Klegon and Chad Wiggins Beta microphones, first introduced in 1989, have earned a reputation among touring pros and recording engineers for rugged reliability and construction (a Shure signature), precise sound reproduction, low handling noise and high gain before feedback. Everyone knows that. […]
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The Unidyne III and Ernie Seeler

Most Shure users have likely never heard the name Ernie Seeler, even though a fair share of their livelihood exists because of this microphone engineer. Born in Cuba of German parents, Ernie joined Shure in 1953 and retired in 1997. During the late 1950s, Ernie developed a new microphone element that would revolutionize the pro […]
Home Recording

Recording Audio from a Computer

It wasn’t that long ago – maybe 15 or 20 years at most –when a quality studio incorporating all of the technologies that have revolutionized recorded music over the decades would have cost tens of thousands of dollars. But now, anyone can produce a good quality recording on a simple home computer with a few […]
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I’d Like To Introduce You To Dawes

Maybe you aren’t familiar with this Los Angeles based four-piece, but I’ve got a feeling you may find them to be quite infectious. With an intriguingly vintage folk rock sound and the musical chops reminiscent of their veteran folk rock predecessors, this group of twenty-somethings is, as told to me several times throughout the evening, […]
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Neon Indian Rides Into Chicago

October 14, 2011 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL We recently welcomed Neon Indian to our Artist Endorser Family and although I have been a fan of Alan Palomo since his solo project known as Vega, and even more so after listening to Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms released in 2009, I never had the pleasure of […]
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Maroon 5 in Nashville !!

August 17, 2011 Bridgestone Arena- Nashville, TN I’ve seen them before, and I will see them again – every chance I get!  Maroon 5 is such a great band to see/hear live.  They are tight, energetic, and well “schooled” in playing so many styles of music. After all, that’s what they are all about and […]
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2011 Modern Drummer Festival

May 21, 2011 Montclair State University – Montclair, NJ This was the first time in about 3-4 years that I’ve been back at the Modern Drummer Fest and back to MSU.  It was great to see this campus again and it has been growing and rebuilding ever since. Last year, Shure sent a boatload of […]
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What are your Musical Roots ?

May 4, 2011 Music City Roots – The Civil Wars & more Loveless Cafe, West Nashville, TN My musical roots were planted by my parents. Great music was always playing  in our house while we cleaned or worked on projects.  The Carpenters, John Denver, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, The Doobie Brothers,Fleetwood Mac and Simon and […]
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The Civil Wars – 2 Sold Out Chicago shows

April 12, 2011 Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL My parents were married about 3 blocks away from Schuba’s.  It’s always great to be able to drive down Belmont Avenue in Chicago and still see the church, and many other sights that I grew up seeing when I lived in Chicago.  My Grandmother lived about 2 […]
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Red Gorilla and Shure rock Austin, TX

March 16-19 Austin, TX Red Gorilla Music Fest I love this festival! I love being able to meet new people and hearing what directions artists are going musically.  I hear music that is a clear throwback to older music, I hear new music that goes in new directions, and a few bands that mix both.  […]
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Slash and Ozzy in Nashville

February 16, 2011 Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN Two legends of the industry, touring together, made a stop in Nashville to show “Music City” what rock is all about.  Slash is an iconic musician whose guitar sound is instantly recognizable and Ozzy’s voice in unmistakable. As I scanned the crowd, I was pleased to see […]
House of Worship

Tale of Two Churches

How They Made the Transition How well we remember the days gone by when the airwaves were filled with news of a digital tsunami and the end, as we knew it, of analog television. For consumers, it meant the addition of a set-top box and a never-ending stream of public service and cable provider TV […]
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Matt & Kim: Mad Chaos @ Metro Chicago

Matt & Kim were coming to Chicago again, and this time I had no prior plans or obligations to stand in the way of finally meeting the dynamic duo from Brooklyn and partaking in the madness that is their live show. When I arrived to the Metro via the Shure mobile (of course), the line […]
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Pavement in the Park

So, I’m going to come clean and state for the record that I was vaguely familiar with the rock band Pavement when I received a care package from the band’s manager, Peter Arsenault last winter asking if Shure might be interested in supporting a reunion tour slated for 2010. Of course I’d heard the name […]
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Mix Nashville & Like Candy Red 9/13-14/10

The waters have departed, hopefully for a very long time !  Mix magazine had planned to hold it’s annual 2 day Mix Nashville event in May when disaster struck and Soundcheck Rehearsals took in  3 1/2 feet of water.  It was not a pretty site! We are back !!  So is Mix Magazine who held […]
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Cage The Elephant Rock The Island

After leaving the Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island (formerly Chicago’s Meigs Field for you history buffs out there), I only had one thought left… I haven’t seen a rock show like that in a LONG time! So, here’s what led to this singular thought as I jockeyed for position in the over-crowded over-sold parking […]
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Like Candy Red ? Yes !

What?  A good R & B group in Nashville ?? NO!    A GREAT  R & B group – Like Candy Red. Three sisters, drums, bass, and guitar.  That’s it…and they are fantastic! Playing a late show at 12th & Porter last night (7/22), this is one of my new favorite groups.  They lay it down […]
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Owl City::Aragon Ballroom

To the Shure-Mobile! Today I was off to catch the tremendously talented Adam Young aka Owl City at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. I also had a special guest helper along for the ride… my niece Lizzi Stack was pretty excited about getting to see the immensely popular Owl City, too! This was my first time at the Aragon Ballroom and Lizzi’s […]
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Introduction to Wireless Systems

Wireless microphones have become increasingly popular as their sound quality, reliability, and cost have improved. This booklet is intended for people who are using a wireless microphone for the first time, or who are trying to decide which model to purchase to suit their particular needs. It provides a basic understanding of how wireless microphone […]
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Yeasayer::Metro

  Ah yes, driving into the city right at the start of a Cubs game is right at the top of a long list of things I’d rather not do ever, but today was the exception, new Shure endorsers Yeasayer were in town for a sold-out Metro show. I was notified ahead of time that I […]
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Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival :: Indio, CA :: Day Two

Coachella Day 2 After my usual stop at Starbucks and another traffic filled morning, day two started with Shure Endorsers Zoe from Mexico. This is one of my favorite bands. Their psychedelic alt-rock and spacey lyrics are really appealing to me. I definitely think they are one of Mexico’s best at the moment and from the […]
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Zoé :: Congress Theater :: 4/9/10

Shure Endorsers Zoé stopped by Chicago last Friday to play a packed house at the historic Congress Theater while on a cross-country 12 city bus tour of the States. The Mexican alt-rockers rocked the packed house with lead singer León Larregui’s spacey vocals, Sergio Acosta’s guitar mastery, Jesus “Chucho” Baez’s haunting keyboards, Angel Mosqueda’s atomic bass […]
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Passion Pit :: Congress Theater :: 4/2/2010

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 […]
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Talkin’ Ribbon Microphones

Think about microphone types today and your mind will automatically turn to the dynamic and condenser types that dominate live sound reinforcement and recording applications. But from the 1930s through the 1950s, the ribbon velocity microphone ruled the airwaves. Fast forward to the present day. Thanks to space age advancements in material design, highly sensitive […]
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Beyond the Basics: Drum Miking

Of Mics and Men There’s the conventional. Now what about the advanced? We talked to three drummers whose approaches to drum miking are as different as their musical odysseys. First, Rascal Flatts’ Jim Riley. Next, ex-Pat Metheny Group sideman and groundbreaking percussionist Paul Wertico. And finally, British touring band favorite Simon Phillips, currently living in […]
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Venue Miking

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 […]
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Secrets of EQ

A Discussion with John Mills Let’s start with the most famous question that sound people are asked. “Do you really know what all those knobs do?” If you can answer that question, you may also know every frequency and its equivalent musical notes. Maybe you know the exact crossover point of every driver in your […]