Written by Marc Young on July 13, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with up-and-coming engineer, producer and writer Steph Marziano.
Written by Marc Young on June 27, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with Jerry Bryant, the mastermind behind the cult music television show JBTV.
Written by Bells Driver on June 22, 2018 under Studio
Marta Salogni is an award-winning Italian studio engineer who also producers and mixes music and is making her mark on the music scene. In this, interview we spoke to Marta about herearly career in live sound, the importance of affordable technology and microphone technique.
Written by Marc Young on May 25, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with Codemasters Games recording engineer Chris Jojo.
Written by Marc Young on May 8, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with Johann Scheerer, the founder of the Clouds Hill studio in Hamburg, Germany.
Written by Linda Hansen on April 25, 2018 under Studio
Never heard of “Foley” before? Actually, you almost certainly have experienced these everyday sound effects for film and TV. Shure visited Chicago sound designer Bryen Hensley to learn more about a type of recording that is both art and science.
Written by Marc Young on April 12, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with Bryan Grone and William Garrett from Spotify Studios.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 29, 2018 under Studio
UK engineer Drew Bang got a late start in the music industry, but his unorthodox career path and studio methods have attracted notice from artists like U2, Slaves and Royal Blood. We met him in the resident bar of East London’s Strongroom studios to discuss his remarkable journey and how it’s given him a unique approach to engineering.
Written by Bells Driver on March 28, 2018 under Studio
Grammy-winning studio engineer Robbie Nelson has worked with everyone from Beck to Mick Jagger. We spoke to the Englishman about what makes a studio legendary and why a vintage Shure 526T desktop mic sounds great for drums.
Written by Bells Driver on March 17, 2018 under Studio
Since opening its doors in 1984, Strongroom Studios in East London has welcomed everyone from Eric Clapton to The Spice Girls. We spoke with studio manager Emma Townsend for a little lesson in recording history.
Written by Bells Driver on March 2, 2018 under Studio
From Radiohead to Robert Plant, London’s RAK Studios is famous for hosting some of the biggest names in music. Shure sat down with RAK manager Trisha Wegg to find out what makes the studio so special.
Written by Marc Young on February 27, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the latest episode with award-winning mastering engineer Matt Colton.
Written by Marc Young on February 19, 2018 under Signal Path PodcastStudio
The new Signal Path podcast from Shure brings you exclusive interviews with the people shaping the world of audio. Listen to the first episode with UK singer and multi-instrumentalist Lianne La Havas.
Written by Bells Driver on January 26, 2018 under Studio
We caught up with award-winning engineer Manon Grandjean about getting the vibe right while recording and how to stay focused during those extra long sessions.
Written by Andrew Anderson on August 22, 2017 under Studio
Though her career started by chance, Mandy Parnell is entirely intentional at the board, with a careful combination of emotion and reason leading the way.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 7, 2017 under Studio
Having recently won a prestigious MPG Award, Andrew Hunt is riding a wave of success built from the ground up. We caught up with Andrew to learn more about his story progressing from a multi-instrumentalist to a talented producer and engineer.
Written by Paul Crognale on March 29, 2017 under Studio
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.
Written by Andrew Anderson on February 23, 2017 under Studio
Andrew Anderson talks to producer Shel Talmy about recording The Kinks, The Who, The Damned and Bowie and how he really got the crunchy guitar sound on You Really Got Me…
Written by Marc Henshall on February 23, 2017 under Studio
As an audio engineer, frequently turning your head to a wide variety of musical genres and productions comes with the territory. In the following Engineer Spotlight feature, we speak to recent MPG Engineer of the Year winner, Olga Fitzroy who we learn is no stranger to applying her skills across a broad spectrum.
Written by Justin Boller on December 13, 2016 under MicrophonesStudio
This educational post provides a simple definition of line-level and mic-level signals, explains the differences between them, and describes how to avoid audio problems by matching the right device to the appropriate input.
Written by Paul Crognale on November 23, 2015 under Studio
If you don’t already know his name, Cenzo Townshend is a legendary British Mix Engineer and winner of Mix Engineer of the Year at the Music Producers Guild in both 2009 and 2010. Listen to his Shure interview.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 5, 2015 under LiveStudio
In this article, we cover several solutions to help keep volume down, retain great tone, and save your hearing (possibly even your sanity) in the process.
Written by Marc Henshall on July 23, 2015 under LiveStudio
Here’s a tip you can put into action today that will immediately improve your audio endeavours across the board: inputs are more important than outputs. Find out why.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 15, 2015 under Studio
Musician Alexander Duvel stops by the Shure Performance Listening Center to share techniques for miking six of his favorite world instruments: the tabla, bansuri, dilruba, sitar, djembe, and cajon.
Written by Marc Henshall on June 8, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
In order to choose the right microphone, it’s crucial to understand the fundamentals of how a microphone picks up sound. The key to this is directionality.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 20, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
Mic directionality can be classified in three distinct types: omnidirectional, unidirectional, and bi-directional. Within these categories, there are a number of different directional patterns known as polar-patterns; the most commonly known types are cardioid and supercardioid. For a large number of common applications, these will get you pretty far – but what if your requirements are a little more specific?
Written by Marc Henshall on May 14, 2015 under Studio
Part six in our series about how to record drums. To finish our drum recording tuition, Jay walks trough the process of bringing an entire kit together.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 12, 2015 under Studio
In any recording where multiple microphones are used to capture a single sound source, the phase relationship between each microphone is critical. This post looks at this important factors in bringing a drum kit recording together.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 8, 2015 under Studio
Part 4 of our drum recording series focuses on compression. Compression is the most misunderstood, but also incredibly powerful tools at our disposal.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 22, 2015 under Studio
The electric guitar is the most successful and widely adopted instrument in modern popular music. When it comes to studio recording, the very things that make the electric guitar so versatile are also some of the aspects that make it a challenging instrument to record.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Home RecordingMicrophonesStudio
Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 31, 2015 under Studio
A full drum kit can be one the most difficult instruments to record successfully. Don’t let this discourage you, though, as your efforts will reward you with far more individual character than is possible with software or drum machine alternatives.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 6, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
It is important to understand a few basics that will aid in your selection and operation of the right mic for your application. The following article will cover what you need to know.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 23, 2015 under Studio
Bass is the backbone of your music, and in many cases the whole metaphorical house would collapse without it. Your bass should work with the rest of the band to provide a punchy and tight solid backbone to your music. In this article, we’ll get you up with bass tips for recording & mixing.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 6, 2015 under Studio
There is no substitute for the human voice. In this post, we’ll cover the fundamental techniques required to get professional sounding vocals from day one.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 26, 2015 under Studio
In this article, we’ll show you how to get the best sound possible from your instrument and provide you with a few tips for mixing within the context of your recording.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 26, 2014 under Studio
Recording vocals in a room with less than ideal acoustics can be tricky. But it is still possible to get great results in a lively space; you just might need to consider dropping the condenser mic from your arsenal.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 24, 2014 under Studio
Referencing your mix on studio quality headphones remains essential to creating a polished professional track. To help you make a more informed decision about which set of headphones is best for you, we have prepared a list of elements to consider.
Written by Marc Henshall on June 9, 2014 under Studio
This is part 2 of our 10 recording tips for electric guitar players, where we provide tips to help you get the best possible results from the start.
Written by Marc Henshall on June 2, 2014 under Studio
Professional recordings can be achieved at home or in a small project studio for a relatively modest budget; you just need to get the basics right and the rest becomes much easier.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 9, 2014 under Studio
To kick start a new blog series featuring unconventional studio techniques, we recently put an SM57 in a bucket of water and placed it next to the kick drum. Are we mad I hear you ask? All can be revealed by reading the post ;–) . This time, we’re looking at yet another experimental technique […]
Written by Marc Henshall on March 20, 2014 under Studio
Fingertrap hit the studio on March 17th, and recorded a total of 3 tracks over 3 days. Discover how Chris Kimsey used Shure mics to capture their raw sound.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 13, 2014 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
Dynamic and condenser tom-tom mics divide opinion among sound engineers. Both have distinct advantages depending on application, but which is right for you?
Written by Marc Henshall on March 6, 2014 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
When it comes to mic’ing a snare drum the SM57 has pretty much dominated for the best part of 50 years. The SM57 adds just the right amount of low end weight, while also adding presence and ‘crack’ to the drum. For this reason, the 57 is a go-to mic.
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 20, 2013 under NewsStudio
Coming back from Red Robin after lunch, I expected some extreme stomach stretching and leaning back in my chair, what I did NOT anticipate was meeting Daniel Lanois!
Written by Davida Rochman on July 11, 2012 under Studio
Contributor: Mike Overlin, Manager of Worship Resources Yamaha Corporation When it comes to recorded music, the mixdown is the crucial step where the individual recorded tracks of each instrument or vocal are combined to make the finished master. Much of what we do when we’re tracking a song is designed to give us as much […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 23, 2011 under Home RecordingStudio
A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices. We look at each one.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 15, 2005 under Home RecordingStudio
Getting the sound you’re after can have a lot to do with the microphones you use and where you place them. This post offers some practical starting points – instrument by instrument.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 15, 2005 under Home RecordingStudio
Digital technology has made it easier than ever to record your music. Part 1 of this two-part series walks you through the fundamentals.
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