Tag: Shure

I Want One Of These!

I hesitated at length before posting this as I know a lot of people who willorder one of these as soon as they see this. And I wanted to have one of the first ones.  But how cool is this. A hoodie with the ultra iconic...

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Understanding Podium Mics

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by politics. Especially the all-encompassing presidential elections that seemed to dominate the TV of the day. I remember watching President Jimmy Carter’s inaugural address and that he spoke...

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Getting The Best Out Of Lavaliers

Do you know when the Lavalier microphone was invented? How about when the first one was used? Well, back in 1932, any small microphone that could be hooked in the button hole of a lapel of a coat would qualify as a lav mic....

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Working with the Shure BLX Wireless

Shure has been at the forefront of the battle with the government and cell carriers for bandwidth in which to operate wireless mics and monitors. And—this is really important for houses of worship and local sound companies with...

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Shure BLX Wireless System

I would like to begin with a little bit of Shure trivia. First; Shure began in April of 1925 and built their first wireless microphone in 1953. I was pretty amazed by this info. Moving into the present, Shure has been at the...

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Amp Micing 101

Guitarists are an interesting breed.  We spend all of our hard earned pennies, nickels and dimes on gear that will give us the perfect tone. Yet, the vast majority of guitarists don’t have a clue when it comes to which mic...

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  • Preventing Wireless Mic Dropouts
    by Bruce Bartlett Chffffft! That’s the sound of a wireless mic dropout. The microphone makes a burst of noise or cuts out. That happens because the mic’s radio signal was lost, either by a weak transmitted signal, a weak received signal, or interference with other radio waves. Fortunately, there are many things you can do […]
  • Westone ES5 IEMs
    It was not that long ago–less than a year–that I swore off personally reviewing in-ear personal monitors. I have done so many reviews that I have multiple units from most of the major players. I have not heard/used the stuff made by JH Audio or Fidelity but have or have used multiple models by Future […]
  • Preventing Clipping In Recording And Mixdown
    by Bruce Bartlett (1) When I record myself or our band, I’m clipping the waveform even though I’m not exceeding 0 dB at the top of the level meter. What’s going on? Reply: Make sure to set your record meters and playback meters to read peak levels, not RMS levels. The peak levels show how […]
  • Insert Effects Vs. Send Effects
    By Bruce Bartlett Many people confuse INSERT effects with SEND effects. What are they, and where do you place them in a DAW during a mixdown project? An INSERT effect is inserted into a track, in series with the track’s signal, to process that signal. Examples of insert effects are EQ, compression, gating, and de-essing. A […]