Written by Bells Driver on September 7, 2017 under LiveWireless Systems
Is it possible for an indie rock fan to find the American Dream mixing monitors for pop divas like Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera? Shure spoke with French engineer Anne-Lise Coulet about her transatlantic career in pro audio.
Written by Paul Crognale on March 29, 2017 under Live
Chris Jojo has a job many people would envy…As the ‘Senior Sound Designer & Principle Sound Recording Engineer’ for Codemasters Games, he typically spends his time hiring race tracks all over the world, and then recording cars ranging from the super rare, to F1 & rally cars. For those of you reading this who are not […]
Written by Shure UK on February 3, 2017 under Live
Guitar tech, Pjay Johnson (Busted, McFly, John Newman) walks us through his five top tips every guitar tech should know. As a guitar tech, it’s your responsibility to ensure the guitarist has everything they need to make their job easier. All they should have to worry about is walking on stage, playing well, and having […]
Written by Bells Driver on February 2, 2017 under Live
Working with the likes of The Kooks, Plan B, Marmozets and currently Catfish and The Bottlemen, Russ Tite is a music industry pro both in the studio and in front of the stage. He answers some questions for us below on technology, mixing and how he hates being cold. HOW DID YOU GET INTO ENGINEERING? […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on December 29, 2016 under Live
Few pieces of gear inspire so much passion and loyalty as Shure’s SM58. From Led Zeppelin to Henry Rollins, admiring musicians have helped turn this microphone into an icon over the past 50 years.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 1, 2016 under Live
Recently at Shure Sound Hub, we caught up with FOH engineer, Bryony October who shared her experience of life on the road, including some unmissable advice for any new engineers getting started with live sound. Bryony also expressed her passion for mixing at festivals and the adrenaline rush that comes with unfamiliar venues and gear. […]
Written by Marc Henshall on August 24, 2016 under Live
Well known for her earlier work with the Noisettes, Bryony October’s story is one of classic hard work and determination to make it in an industry where it’s notoriously difficult to get your first break. As a FOH Sound Engineer working with many critically acclaimed acts, her schedule is pretty packed. Fortunately, we were able […]
Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under House of WorshipLiveMicrophones
In this excerpt from his book for church sound volunteers, sound engineer and systems integrator James Wasem explains the basic rules for miking a choir.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 6, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
Disclaimer: The following interview contains references to the interviewees past work with Prince, and was conducted before his untimely death on April 21st 2016. Cliff is a live sound, touring, and production specialist with comprehensive experience covering many well know acts, including Prince, Rebecca Ferguson, and Laura Mvula. Armed with a shiny new KSM8, a heap of expertise, […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 13, 2016 under Live
Ryan Smith of Shure Artist Relations talks with the owner and head of audio at this beloved Nashville venue to learn the secret of their 25-year success.
Written by Paul Crognale on March 21, 2016 under LivePersonal Monitoring Systems
If you take a look around our blog you’ll see plenty of articles relating to in-ear monitoring, including this great one As a reminder, in-ear monitoring was once something that only professional touring bands could afford, but nowadays you can purchase IEM systems for just a fraction of what you would have paid ten years ago. […]
Written by Ryan Smith on March 16, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
Maroon 5 Monitor Engineer Kevin Glendinning and Front-of-House Engineer Jim Ebdon share some tips and tricks they employ to combat crowd noise on a nightly basis.
Written by Shure UK on March 3, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
When it comes to wireless audio signal quality, nothing is more important than maintaining excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Nothing. Keeping signal-to-noise ratio as high as possible is the most effective (although not the only) means for reducing dropouts and interference on wireless devices of any kind. There are many ways of increasing SNR, but the […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 1, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
Ahead of the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio, we caught up with Norwest Technical Manager and RF engineer, Steve Caldwell. Based in Sydney Australia, Steve played a fundamental role in the successful coordination of an ambitious wireless setup at London 2012. As the spectrum landscape continues to change, Steve talks to us about how […]
Written by Marc Henshall on February 10, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
When it comes to RF interference, there are two elements (or items if you like) that come up frequently as common culprits – metal and salt water. We’ve written plenty of detail about these major RF enemies before, and the following video should help to add context. In essence, large metal structures (fences, stage rigs, […]
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