Written by Ryan Smith on August 19, 2015 under Artists
Ryan Smith interviews three monitor engineers about building trust with their artists, and the role of that trust in the artists’ ability to deliver confident performances.
Written by Ryan Smith on July 29, 2015 under Artists
When this topic came across our desks, I leapt for it immediately. I was right in the middle of CMA Music Fest, and then I capped the week off at Bonnaroo. Having attended summer festivals for over 25 years, I thought it would be helpful to provide some suggestions for staying healthy and informed at […]
Written by Ryan Smith on May 13, 2015 under Artists
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 Ryan Smith on April 6, 2015 under Artists
Imagine The Band Perry doing a show live in your high school gym. It happened in Cascade, Iowa, as part of a campaign promoting safe driving for teens.
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 11, 2015 under Artists
In 1977, a local country music magazine asked me to do a photo shoot with a country star by the name of Dolly Parton. They gave me her hotel information and room number. It was a much calmer time in those days! I showed up at the appointed time and knocked on her door. She […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 27, 2015 under Education
For Part Two, we’re going to explore the musical side of mic technique. Let’s start with the easy target: the rapper and his hype man or men, depending on ego size.
Written by Nelson Arreguín on February 13, 2015 under Artists
Love can definitely suck. It can certainly cause a lot of pain. But love wouldn’t be love if it came easy. We wouldn’t cherish it as much if you didn’t earn it out on the battlefield of life.
Written by Brooke Giddens on January 29, 2015 under Artists
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 Ryan Smith on December 5, 2014 under Artists
The issue of safety has come to the forefront for event planners recently, especially those dealing with large-scale, complex touring productions. Luke Bryan’s production manager knows it all too well.
Written by Brooke Giddens on December 3, 2014 under Artists
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 Nelson Arreguín on November 18, 2014 under Artists
“Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.” This is the James Joyce line from which new Shure artist endorser Cold Specks drew her name. Get to know her music in this post.
Written by Cory Lorentz on November 12, 2014 under Education
Good mic techniques are intuitive enough that even small children can execute them with no prompting. Somewhere along the path to adulthood, however, that intuition fades. This post series will help you get that intuition back.
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