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07.08.2014| By Shure Notes|
There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that we’ve continued to debunk over the years. Check each one of these off your …
05.28.2013| By Shure Notes|
You’ve finally invested in a high-quality vocal microphone, and your voice has never sounded better. Unfortunately, the keyboard player in your band decides he wants to use your mic during his featured rap. You cringe as he practically eats the microphone. You can barely watch as he encourages audience members …
03.08.2012| By Shure Notes|
We’ve educated our blog readers on the importance of Operating Principles and Frequency Response as part of our “Understanding Microphone Specifications” video series and now, in Part III, we review Polar Pattern. A microphone’s Polar Pattern defines how it responds to sounds coming from different directions. Understanding this specification will help you maximize pick up of desired sound sources, while minimizing feedback and background noise. Watch as we demonstrate mics with the following polar patterns: omnidirectional, unidirectional, cardioid, supercardioid and bidirectional. Check out the other videos in this series: Understanding Mic Specs, Part 1 (Operating Principle) Understanding …tagsbidirectionalcardioidhow mics worklive soundmicrophoneomnidirectionalpolar patternrecordingspecificationssupercardioidunidirectional
02.29.2012| By Shure Notes|
Last week we launched a video series to help our blog readers understand how microphones work and discussed the Operating Principle in Part I. In Part II, we define Frequency Response—the range of frequencies a microphone can reproduce—and explain the differences between mics with flat response vs. shaped response. Watching the video will help you make better choices when buying microphones and will also ensure you understand how to get the best results. Check out the other videos in this series: Understanding Mic Specs, Part 1 (Operating Principle) Understanding Mic Specs, Part 3 (Polar Pattern) …tagscondenserdynamicflat responsefrequency responsehow mics workmicrophoneshaped responsespecifications
02.22.2012| By Shure Notes|
At Shure, it’s not only our passion to make great microphones, but also to ensure you know how to use your Shure mic for a particular purpose. That’s why we’ve put together a four part video series that lays out the basics of how microphones work and understanding microphone specifications. In …
02.07.2012| By Shure Notes|
The eight-member team of Shure’s Applications Engineering Group gets a lot of questions. They come every day from customers all over the world through a variety of channels – email, phone and via the interface on the company’s Find An Answer (FAQ) database. It’s Apps’ mission to problem-solve. According to Apps chief Michael Pettersen, one recurring question is: “Will my microphone (wired or wireless) model ‘X’ work with my whatchamacallit?” Or “Why doesn’t my Shure mic work as expected with my new i-Thingamabob?” While we’d love to have the microphone input specifications of every device …
08.04.2011| By Shure Notes|
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 placement, microphone placement, and the frequency response of both devices and room acoustics. It’s a complicated process. Entire books have been written on the subject and the mathematical formulas that model feedback are quite involved. So let’s summarize the problem. …
04.29.2010| By Shure Notes|
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 systems work and what level of performance can reasonably be expected from them. Why Use A Wireless Microphone System? Wireless microphone systems serve one important purpose: to eliminate the cable which connects the micro phone (or musical instrument) to the …
09.03.2009| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Learn how various room characteristics and source-to-microphone distance affect the sound that is picked up by the microphone.
08.26.2009| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Learn which microphone characteristics influence the way microphones sound, and how you can use these characteristics to help choose the right microphones for a variety of applications.