Techniques to capture your signature sound
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.
05.25.2009| By Shure Notes|
Here in the pages of Shure Notes, we’ve spent many happy hours together discovering the differences between dynamic and condenser microphones almost as if they were the only types of microphones that ever graced a stage or studio. But what about ceramic microphones, crystal microphones and ribbon microphones? They all co-existed in the 1930s and 1940s, and some types are, in one application or another, being used today. This month, we are talking ribbon microphones, honoring the debut of Shure KSM313 and KSM353 models. In addition to a little old-fashioned research, we prevailed upon Chad …
04.06.2009| By Shure Notes|
Shure’s Training and Education Manager Gabriel Benitez writes a newsletter for the professional sound community. Last month, he addressed the topic of using external devices in home recording that allow the recordist to bypass a computer’s sound card. With the growing popularity of home studio recording, there is an increasing need to interface professional microphones with computers. Responding to market demand, Shure introduced the X2u XLR-to-USB adapter at NAMM this winter. Most of you know about interfacing a professional wired microphone with a computer sound card. This time we will talk about the benefits of …
03.09.2009| By Shure Notes|
Just a couple of years ago, we introduced the topic of podcasting in Shure Notes. For some of our readers, we may have been introducing the concepts well. Today, no reliable estimate exists of the millions of podcasts around the globe. But when the President of the United States gets into the game, it’s clear that podcasts are a powerful and prevalent communications medium. For this issue, we decided to focus on the recording process. And for that, we turned to Chris Lyons, who not only produces Shure podcasts, but wrote our newest book on …
03.02.2009| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Part two of a two-part series discussing the addition of audio effects to recorded audio. In this episode, Matt Engstrom joins us to talk about gating, compression, automatic gain control, normalizing, and limiting.
10.23.2008| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Part one of a two-part series dealing with adding effects to recorded audio In this episode, we’re joined by Matt Engstrom to talk about EQ, reverb, delay, and pitch shifting.
10.12.2007| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast In this episode we discuss common techniques for stereo miking. Spaced pairs, X-Y pairs, and mid-side arrangements are reviewed along with audio samples and illustrations showing setup.
09.15.2007| By Shure Notes|
he following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #25. Updated June 23, 2011. If you want to capture a more natural sound in your recordings, it’s time to learn a few fundamentals of stereo miking. Early on, these techniques were developed to approximate the sound we hear in our own two ears. Stereo recordings give the listener sound images that correspond to the location of the instruments in the recording session – left to right and front to back. They provide a picture of the recording space’s acoustics and capture sound source characteristics …
02.05.2007| By Shure Notes|
Wouldn’t it be great it there was a way to promote your music to millions of music fans across the world, and it wouldn’t cost you a dime? The answer to this question lies in the form of the World Wide Web, and more specifically, the MP3 format. Aside from the normal costs associated with recording and producing a finished sound recording (compact disc or otherwise), distribution of your music on the Web is available at no charge from a variety of sources. The problem, of course, is how to get your music into MP3 …
10.15.2005| By Shure Notes|
Part II – Microphone Techniques The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #14 (October 2005). With the possible exception of the music you play and how well it is played, almost nothing has a greater effect on sound of recording than microphone technique. Which mic you choose — and where you put it — affects the recorded tone balance and the desired amount of room acoustics. In this issue, we’ll give you some of the most usual ways to place mics for recording. But remember, mic technique is largely a matter of …
08.15.2005| By Shure Notes|
Part I – Understanding the Basics The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #13 (August 2005). There are almost as many reasons to make your own recording as there are new (and yes, even established) artists making them. You may want to chart your progress as a performer or record a new tune you’ve written. Maybe you’d like to make your band’s music available on the web. Aim even higher and enjoy the artistic freedom (along with the profits) of self-producing your own indie effort. Point is – whatever your goal, you …tagsCliff GoldmacherCurt JuergensenHerbie HancockinterviewKurt DinsemasteringmicrophonesmixingrecordingStarbucksSteve Revilaktips
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