Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on September 8, 2016 under SystemsWebinars
Find out how easy it is to capture great audio from above in today’s flexible conferencing environments using the new MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 4, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
As a relatively new development in the ongoing debate about the future of spectrum, Whitespace Devices are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this whiteboard session, we cover what whitespace devices are, why and where they operate, and how they cause some concern for wireless microphone users.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 11, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Recently, Ofcom approved plans for white space devices to share radio spectrum with digital TV and wireless microphones. Although we knew it was coming, the decision comes as a considerable blow as we face the prospect of unlicensed wireless devices operating in close proximity to wireless microphone and in-ear monitor systems.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 5, 2013
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 27, 2012
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/). […]
Written by Andrew Low on September 24, 2018 under Systems
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.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 22, 2018 under LiveNews
Biketopia is a traveling music collective using pedal power to raise environmental awareness and amplify their concerts. Shure spoke with the cycling musician-activists during their recent summer tour.
Written by Marc Young on July 13, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with up-and-coming engineer, producer and writer Steph Marziano.
Written by Hayden Leiper on June 12, 2018 under LiveTheaterWireless Systems
In this post, we will focus on RF system connectivity; specifically, best practice recommendations for wireless microphone antenna signal distribution and combining, as well as IEM transmitter combining.
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 Marc Young on May 8, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with Johann Scheerer, the founder of the Clouds Hill studio in Hamburg, Germany.
Written by Linda Hansen on April 25, 2018 under Studio
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.
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 Marc Young on April 12, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with Bryan Grone and William Garrett from Spotify Studios.
Written by Tom Mason on March 26, 2018 under Vlogging
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.
Written by Bells Driver on March 17, 2018 under Studio
Since opening its doors in 1984, Strongroom Studios in East London has welcomed everyone from Eric Clapton to The Spice Girls. We spoke with studio manager Emma Townsend for a little lesson in recording history.
Written by Hayden Leiper on March 14, 2018 under TheaterWireless Systems
In this part of our wireless series, we will focus on antennas, covering the design and performance characteristics of those most commonly utilized in the professional audio industry.
Written by Abby Kaplan on March 7, 2018 under News
Six decades after leaving downtown Chicago, Shure is returning to its roots with a spectacular new office and presentation space in the city’s Loop business district.
Written by Hayden Leiper on February 21, 2018 under LiveTheater
In this post, we focus on Electromagnetic wave propagation, covering the concepts of wavelength, reflection, diffraction, absorption and polarization.
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 Hayden Leiper on February 7, 2018 under LiveTheater
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.
Written by Richard Knott on February 1, 2018 under Systems
Advances in technology are helping AV and IT grow closer together. But how can companies relying on high-quality conferencing ensure their team speaks the same language?
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 Henshall on January 19, 2018 under Wireless Systems
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.
Written by Sam Drazin on January 12, 2018 under Wireless Workbench 6 Training
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 […]
Written by Josh Siegle on January 8, 2018 under Systems
Safeguarding confidential data on your IP network is a top priority. Shure has considered the unique security needs of our customers and developed technology to safeguard content without compromising audio quality.
Written by Michael Pettersen on January 4, 2018 under MicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including how an SM56 mic avoided being smashed by The Who and set on fire by Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop in 1967.
Written by Sam Drazin on December 15, 2017 under Wireless Workbench 6 Training
This WWB6 tutorial will explain the meaning and configuration options of frequency markers as they are displayed in the Coordination Workspace.
Written by Andrew Francis on December 12, 2017 under Systems
Ceiling array microphone technology has revolutionized conference rooms. Andrew Francis, Senior Applications Engineer at Shure, highlights some key best practices to ensure users enjoy the full benefits of a properly configured array.
Written by Sam Drazin on December 8, 2017 under Wireless Workbench 6 Training
This WWB6 tutorial will discuss how the calculator orders its frequency requests to fulfill as a part of frequency coordination, as well as cover how to modify the default coordination order that is used.
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 Michael Pettersen on November 16, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including one microphone making a transatlantic journey to Belgium during World War II.
Written by Marc Young on November 2, 2017 under MOTIV
Enjoy an old-fashion rave-up with Swedish dance pop maestro Olsson in this edition of our audio series showcasing live recordings made with MOTIV™ microphones.
Written by John Ellis on October 5, 2017 under Systems
At the Intelligent AV conference, AV managers and technicians who work on historic sites discussed the unique difficulties of setting up AV systems in these beautiful old places.
Written by Marc Young on August 31, 2017 under Podcasting
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.
Written by Soren Pedersen on August 30, 2017 under MOTIVVlogging
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.
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 Paul Crognale on August 23, 2017 under Mobile JournalismMOTIV
From blaring and brash to tranquil and serene, India is a vibrant symphony of sounds. Matthew Bell created an audio diary of his recent trip to the country armed with just a Shure MV88 microphone and an iPhone.
Written by Andrew Low on July 20, 2017 under Systems
Chris Hawes explains how the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone delivered for a client with a space that transforms from one room to a triple-divisible, multi-purpose room.
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 Davida Rochman on May 23, 2017 under Microphones
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.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 18, 2017
So your band has a solid set and is ready to go from playing friends’ parties for free to paid gigs? From researching venues to making a press kit, the tips in this post will help you make the jump.
Written by Andrew Low on May 16, 2017 under Systems
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.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on April 28, 2017
If you’ve managed to schedule a rehearsal, congratulations! You’ve already overcome a major hurdle in making music with other people. Get the most out of your time together with these 15 rehearsal tips.
Written by Soren Pedersen on April 24, 2017 under BroadcastMobile Journalism
Three globetrotting professional mobile journalists offer their perspectives on covering and creating stories with a rig that can fit in a backpack.
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.
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 Cheryl Jennison DaProza on March 16, 2017 under SXSW
We’re grateful to the artists who stopped by the Shure booth to play and share their experiences on the last day. And, check out our SXSW Spotify playlist!
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on March 15, 2017 under SXSW
South by Southwest isn’t slowing down. Artists performances took center stage for Tuesday’s happenings. Check out all the other fun stuff that was going on.
Written by Davida Rochman on February 28, 2017 under Podcasting
Tyler Greene and Adam Yoffe, two live podcasters from the Chicago Podcast Festival, offer eight helpful how-to tips to ensure a successful transition from studio to live podcasting.
Written by Ryan Smith on February 21, 2017 under BroadcastNews
Ryan Smith, Shure’s man in Music City, takes us behind the scenes of CMT’s show Nashville with audio prop master Danny Rowe to find out what it takes to keep it real – both on and off the set.
Written by Soren Pedersen on February 14, 2017 under MOTIVPodcasting
Podcasters and other content creators looking for professional quality audio need search no further: the Shure MOTIV line has you covered with the great sounding – and good looking – MV5 and MV51 digital microphones.
Written by Shure UK on February 6, 2017 under TheaterWireless Systems
Zoe Milton, stage sound engineer and Administrator at the ASD, the UK’s Association of Sound Designers, reflects on how improvements in wireless microphone technology have changed her working life, and looks to the future.
Written by Bells Driver on February 2, 2017 under Live
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.
Written by Sam Drazin on January 31, 2017 under News
Get the rundown on recent updates to Wireless Workbench® and ShurePlus™ Channels software that enhance the capabilities of Shure wireless systems and make remote monitoring easier.
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 15, 2016 under News
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.
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.
Written by Shure UK on November 23, 2016 under Wireless Systems
RF engineer, Steve Caldwell walks us through the difficult challenge of coordinating RF at one of the world’s largest major events, the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Written by Marc Henshall on October 26, 2016 under Wireless Systems
In this Whiteboard Session, Shure Senior Applications Engineer, Tom Colman explains some of the basic differences between digital and analogue wireless systems.
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 Tuomo Tolonen on October 18, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure UK Pro Audio Group Manager, Tuomo Tolonen explains what’s driving the development of digital wireless systems and how they can benefit the modern RF engineer.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on October 17, 2016
If you’ve ever used a vocal microphone after someone with a cold, you know hygiene is reason #1 to bring your own microphone to gigs. Check out the other reasons here.
Written by Criss Niemann on October 10, 2016 under Systems
Understanding a few key concepts like critical distance, polar pattern and form factor can help IT pros confidently deliver professional audio for corporate applications.
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 Allison Wolcott on July 15, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on ways to avoid feedback.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on July 13, 2016
Portability requirements, technology comfort level, and likelihood of tripping over cables are some of the contributing factors that should influence whether or not you go wireless as a musician running your own sound.
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.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 14, 2016 under News
Find the perfect present for music and recording enthusiasts with our gift guide. We have suggestions for audiophiles, guitar gods, vinyl geeks, singers, frequent flyers, videographers, podcasters and more.
Written by Matthew Koschak on May 17, 2016 under BroadcastMicrophones
Engineer Matthew Koschak explains shotgun microphones: how they work, common misperceptions, and how to choose the right one for your application.
Written by Andrew Low on May 5, 2016 under AV
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.
Written by Andrew Low on March 15, 2016 under AV
“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 […]
Written by Criss Niemann on February 3, 2016 under SystemsWireless Systems
Networking digital audio makes everyone involved happier. This post explains how Dante-enabled Shure products bring greater efficiency to designers and integrators and increased ease of use to their clients.
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 December 17, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
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.
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 Troy Jensen on December 9, 2015 under MicrophonesWireless Systems
Troy Jensen, a member of the Shure Market Development Team, offers solutions to two common problems for AV designers and integrators when specifying and selecting wireless systems, plus links to helpful online tools.
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.
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 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 Davida Rochman on July 10, 2015 under Live
Key Chang, FOH engineer for bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, shares the “reel-life” challenges of shooting a live concert DVD with a cast of thousands.
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.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 15, 2015 under Studio
Musician Alexander Duvel stops by the Shure Performance Listening Center to share techniques for miking six of his favorite world instruments: the tabla, bansuri, dilruba, sitar, djembe, and cajon.
Written by Davida Rochman on May 20, 2015 under News
The newest release of our Wireless Workbench software features the most robust set of updates ever. User Experience Designer Sam Drazin explains the highlights.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 14, 2015 under Studio
Part six in our series about how to record drums. To finish our drum recording tuition, Jay walks trough the process of bringing an entire kit together.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 13, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesWireless Systems
In the audio world, few debates raise blood pressure levels more than the analogue vs digital question. The world of wireless microphones is no exception.
Written by Ryan Smith on May 13, 2015 under Live
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.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 5, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
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.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 22, 2015 under Studio
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.
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 26, 2015 under LivePersonal Monitoring Systems
When performing on stage, it’s imperative that you can hear what you’re playing. In-ear monitors can let everyone on stage hear clearly. We look at the basics of these systems.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 23, 2015 under Studio
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.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 18, 2015 under News
Michael Johns, Product Manager for Shure PSM, explains the story of the two PSM 300 systems, plus a few other distinguishing features. Bonus: video instructions for setting up a PSM 300 system.
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 10, 2015 under Wireless Systems
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.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 10, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Users of wireless microphone and in-ear monitor systems have faced several disruptive challenges in recent years. These changes continue to have huge implications for wireless microphone users, and subsequently, you need to select your system carefully.
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 Brooke Giddens on January 29, 2015 under News
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.
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 Brooke Giddens on December 3, 2014 under Live
David Levin and Juan Garcia-Spitz share with us the biggest differences between being a FOH engineer with touring acts vs. having residency as an engineer at a venue.
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 Brooke Giddens on November 6, 2014 under Listening
Shure Associates share what they like about hearing certain genres of music in certain places with certain technologies. Tell us about your listening habits!
Written by Davida Rochman on October 30, 2014
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.
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 Matt Dobschuetz on October 3, 2014 under News
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 […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on September 5, 2014 under Webinars
Join Chris Lyons and Gino Sigismondi from Shure to learn the specific components that are required to deliver the most requested features in boardrooms, city councils, and other meeting facilities.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 25, 2014 under SystemsWireless Systems
When Mix and other leading audio publications start devoting ink to digital audio networking for live sound and broadcasting applications, there’s more than a revolution in the making. The future has arrived.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 11, 2014
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) […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 16, 2014
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 […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 10, 2014
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. […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 4, 2014 under News
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 27, 2014 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on March 10, 2014 under News
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 10, 2014
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, […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 23, 2014
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 20, 2014 under News
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 10, 2014
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 […]
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 November 27, 2013 under Systems
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 […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on November 14, 2013 under LiveNews
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 […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on November 8, 2013 under LiveNews
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 4, 2013 under Wireless Systems
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 […]
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 Allison Wolcott on August 12, 2013 under Listening
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 […]
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 July 25, 2013
“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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 20, 2013 under Webinars
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 […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on June 10, 2013 under Live
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 […]
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 March 14, 2013 under House of Worship
By Worship Team Training’s: Branon Dempsey That something will go wrong seems to be the motto of most audio teams in the Church, as well as any other form of live and recorded music. Whether at the stadium, restaurant or other social gathering; it’s not so much the question “if” things go wrong, but when. […]
Written by Ryan Smith on February 14, 2013 under News
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 31, 2013 under 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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 25, 2013
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 […]
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 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 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 Ryan Smith on July 13, 2012 under Live
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on July 11, 2012 under Studio
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 […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on June 15, 2012 under Live
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 17, 2012
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 30, 2012
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. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 20, 2012
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 15, 2012 under Home Recording
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 1, 2012
Understanding basics of how wireless systems function will help you triumph over dropouts, interference and distortion. Start now with these common errors.
Written by Cory Lorentz on November 4, 2011 under Live
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, […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on October 19, 2011 under Live
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on August 18, 2011 under Live
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 23, 2011 under Home RecordingStudio
A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices. We look at each one.
Written by Ryan Smith on May 25, 2011 under Live
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on May 5, 2011 under Live
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2011 under Live
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on March 21, 2011 under Live
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. […]
Written by Ryan Smith on February 18, 2011 under Live
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 14, 2011 under House of Worship
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 […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on September 20, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on September 16, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on September 16, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on August 23, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Ryan Smith on July 23, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 30, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 29, 2010
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 […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 29, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on April 17, 2010 under Live
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 […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on April 16, 2010 under Live
Where do I begin, on the plane? Nah, too boring… I’m pretty sure you all have been on one before. Let’s start at my arrival at the hotel behind a long line of people from as far north as Toronto, as far south as Brazil and as far east as Japan checking in the night […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on April 12, 2010 under Live
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 […]
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 May 25, 2009
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 11, 2009
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 […]
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 January 19, 2009
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 […]
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