Dualdyne Technology and the Unsung Heroes of Live Performance

At this year’s NAMM show, we launched our first all-new dynamic microphone for nearly 50 years — the KSM8 Dualdyne. Since the show, much speculation has emerged about the ‘dual’ in ‘Dualdyne,’ and what this term actually means. The confusion is not completely unfounded either; the concept of a microphone with two diaphragms isn’t actually […]
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Engineer Spotlight: FOH Engineer, Cliff Brothers (KSM8 on Test)

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, […]

KSM8 Dualdyne – 77 Years in the Making

For more than 90 years, Shure has provided the world with ground-breaking technology and innovative audio solutions. In 1939, we developed the Unidyne cartridge, which became the world’s first single-element unidirectional microphone. In 1966, we took the Unidyne principle even further in the Unidyne III to create the SM58, which featured our unique pneumatic shock-mount […]

What is Dualdyne? Understanding the Shure KSM8

The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne is the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone – a ground-breaking feat of engineering that essentially reverses the flow of a dynamic mic. To understand what makes this so significant, we must first understand the Shure Unidyne. Unidyne to Dualdyne In 1939, Shure introduced the world’s first single-element unidirectional dynamic microphone […]