Written by Shure UK on November 23, 2016 under Wireless Systems
RF engineer, Steve Caldwell walks us through the difficult challenge of coordinating RF at one of the world’s largest major events, the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Foreword There are few major global events bigger than the Olympic Games held every four years. More than 11,000 athletes took part this year across 306 events in 28 […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on November 3, 2016 under WebinarsWireless Systems
Learn from a Shure engineer and guitarist how a guitar wireless system works and how to tweak your wireless system for the best guitar sound. Plus, hear a discussion of the analog-vs-digital question.
Written by Marc Henshall on October 26, 2016 under Wireless Systems
In this month’s Shure Whiteboard Session, Shure Senior Applications Engineer, Tom Colman explains some of the basic differences between digital and analogue wireless systems. (Video at the bottom of this article). For many years, analogue wireless systems ruled the airwaves, but in recent years we’ve seen increasing amounts of digital systems. On the surface, one might […]
Written by Tuomo Tolonen on October 18, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure UK Pro Audio Group Manager, Tuomo Tolonen explains what’s driving the development of digital wireless systems and how they can benefit the modern RF engineer. As the amount of spectrum available for use by wireless mic operators continues to shrink, most microphone manufacturers (including Shure) are drawn increasingly towards digital wireless technology as part […]
Written by Shure UK on August 11, 2016 under Wireless Systems
The following post on wireless audio antenna placement is a guest contribution from Alex Milne of RF Venue, Inc — a US based manufacturer of innovative products that make wireless audio systems work and sound better. For more information, please see his bio at the end of this post. 1. Create and Maintain Line-of-Sight: In radio […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on August 8, 2016 under WebinarsWireless Systems
Designed for power users of Wireless Workbench® software, this webinar will teach techniques for maximizing limited available spectrum in order to operate large channel counts of wireless systems.
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 15, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on ways to avoid feedback.
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 15, 2016 under Wireless Systems
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on wireless battery life.
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, […]
Written by Marc Henshall on February 4, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
Not so long ago Ofcom approved plans for Whitespace Devices to share spectrum with digital TV and wireless microphones. As a relatively new development in the ongoing debate about the future of spectrum, Whitespace Devices are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this week’s whiteboard session, we cover what whitespace devices are, why and where they operate, […]
Written by Criss Niemann on February 3, 2016 under SystemsWireless Systems
Networking digital audio makes everyone involved happier. This post explains how Dante-enabled Shure products bring greater efficiency to designers and integrators and increased ease of use to their clients.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 21, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
Like microphones, antennas are transducers, converting energy from one form to another. In the case of transmitting antennas for in-ear monitors, they’re converting current into electromagnetic waves; for wireless microphone systems, they perform the reverse. The size of antenna required is related to the wavelength. For example: in a VHF system operating from say 170 to […]
Written by Marc Henshall on January 14, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
This week’s Shure Whiteboard Session covers visualising the RF landscape. Why would we want to do that? I hear you ask…. The reason for RF visualisation is simple: When setting up our wireless rig, we need to maximise the amount of channels we can have on air and ensure reliable performance by understanding what spectrum […]
Written by Marc Henshall on January 7, 2016 under LiveWireless Systems
Welcome back and happy New Year! As we head into 2016, we’re back with another whiteboard session. This week’s topic will answer common questions about cable components for your RF setup. RF cables are an often overlooked aspect of wireless systems. You can have everything else set up perfectly: you’ve got the right kit; you’ve […]
Written by Marc Henshall on December 17, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Welcome back, in this week’s whiteboard session, we’re going to tackle the often misunderstood concept of intermodulation. Intermodulation is a product of two signals interacting with each other while on air simultaneously. It commonly occurs when two signals are in very close proximity to one another, and therefore, any intermodulation need to be avoided with […]
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