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07.06.2009| By Shure Notes|
In spite of all the advances made in ribbon technology it’s hard to overcome the impression that these microphones are divas. We asked four sound engineers who record and tour with the likes of the Pretenders, Susan Tedeschi, Frank Sinatra and Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander about their on stage and in studio experiences. Here’s what they had to say. In this issue, we’re talking about ribbon mics. How are you using them? Roger Lindsay: “Lead and pedal steel guitars.” Julian King: “I frequently use them on guitar amps, drum room mics and acoustic instruments like …tagsEric SchillinginterviewJulian KingKSM313KSM353Mike Sponarskirecordingribbon microphonesRoger Lindsay
05.11.2009| By Shure Notes|
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 the USA working on his own solo projects. Shure enthusiasts all, here’s what they had to say. Jim Riley Bandleader, Rascal Flatts drummer Jim was born in Boston, Massachusetts and from an early age, showed real interest in music. He …
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 …
03.28.2009| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Part three of our three-part series on microphone basics. In this episode, Chris Lyons talks about microphone directionality, both unidirectional and omnidirectional.
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 as 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 …
03.03.2009| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Part two of our three-part series on microphone basics. In this episode, Chris Lyons talks about the frequency response of a microphone, both flat and shaped.
02.27.2008| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Educational Podcast Part one of our three-part series on microphone basics. In this episode, Chris Lyons talks about the transducer found inside of any industry standard microphone, dynamic or condenser.
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.
07.15.2006| By Shure Notes|
The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #18. Billy Ward: Touring and Recording Drummer’s Drummer Multi-Pattern Mics and More He’s worked with everyone from Yoko Ono, Robbie Robertson and Joan Osborne to jazz artists like Bill Evans Supergroup, Living Time Orchestra and Leni Stern while finding time to produce Big Time, an instructional DVD, his way cool Two Hands Clapping CD, and Inside Out, a compilation of his “Concepts” articles from Modern Drummer magazine. According to one reviewer, “Billy Ward must munch on a steady diet of hipness pills. Everything he plays …tagsBilly WardDaniel LanoisDave Catchingdrum mikingFOHFred Drakeinstrument mikinginterviewJeffey RasmussenKSM141KSM32KSM44Alive soundMark HowardMichael McDonaldmikingmixingrecordingRobert PlantRyan Smithtips
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
06.15.2005| By Shure Notes|
A Shure Primer The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #12 (June 2005). The time has come. You’re about to embark on your first microphone shopping adventure. Or maybe this time, you just want to narrow the field from the dizzying assortment that’s out there before visiting your dealer, surfing the web or thumbing through the most recent catalog in the stack that’s been accumulating under your desk. In this issue of Shure Notes, we’ll guide you through this maze by asking you to ask yourself some basic questions. Once answered (and …