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Recording Tips for Singer-Songwriters

Songwriting is somewhat of a dark art. Every successful songwriter will continually work to hone their craft, develop new tricks, and look at their process from a different angle. There is no silver bullet when it comes to creating a great song; each person will have their own technique and what works for them may not […]
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Building a Project Studio for $1000 or Less, Part II

The list of famous recordings made in a “home studio” is long and subject to debate. What qualifies as a home studio?  We all know that “Exile on Main Street” was recorded in a home (make that the basement of Villa Nellcote in the south of France), but does it really count if the producer […]
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Building a Project Studio for $1000 or Less, Part I

By Shure Notes Editors, Contributors: Shure’s Michael Johns and Chris Lyons Thank the humble tape recorder. And give some credit, too, to the 1960s when rock and roll ruled the AM airwaves and teenagers were learning to play guitar by listening to Beatles records over and over again. Professional recording studios were the domain of […]
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Recording Audio from a Computer

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 […]
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Five Techniques for Stereo Miking Drums

By Matt McGlynn A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices with surprisingly different sonic characteristics. To demonstrate these different sounds, we recorded a drum kit with a pair of KSM44A overhead microphones five different ways. The drums, the room, the preamps, cables, and composition remained […]
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Using Audio Effects: Part 2

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.
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Using Audio Effects: Part 1

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.