We’re expanding our social network for Shure in the UK, and to celebrate – we’re giving you a chance to win one pair of Shure SE215 Earphones. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter. By following us, you can expect up-to-date information on all things Shure, as well as great information on how to get the most from your gear. We look forward to meeting you there!
Shure SE215 Earphones
The SE215′s are the entry level to professional Shure quality earphones, featuring a dynamic microdriver for a warm, detailed sound.
SE215 Giveaway Details
The winner must have a UK address and will be drawn from random on Friday 14th June. Best of luck!
Those of you who follow our Facebook updates will be aware of the Shure Drum Mastery series, which provides a number of workshops presented by our drum professional Darren Ashford. Videos are posted fortnightly, and focus on a broad range of topics from setting up drums correctly, to monitoring on stage and also recording/mixing techniques. In essence, the overall focus is on how to achieve professional drum performances and recordings.
Current Series: Mixing Drums with Jay Stapley
The latest addition to the series is a video demonstrating how to effectively apply reverb to drums in the studio. This is the 15th workshop available on the Drum Mastery Website, and is the 6th edition to the Recording Drums with Jay Stepley series.
You can view this video below, or alternatively – the entire Drum Mastery Series to date is available on drum-mastery.eu.
Coming Soon: Monitoring Engineer, Mark Buckley
Those of you more interested in stage monitoring might enjoy our interview with Tom Jones Monitoring Engineer, Mark Buckley. In the next set of videos Mark talks to Shure about his experiences with Ronan Keating and Tom Jones – with a focus on In-Ear monitoring and mixing. Stay tuned for more information. Or alternatively, keep checking the Drum Mastery website.
Earphone aficionados and audiophiles will be delighted to hear the news of Shure’s long awaited new flagship earphones. The new SE846 earphones were recently announced in Japan as the new top of the line Shure model ahead of the SE535 and previous E500 model – both of which are well respected among audio communities such as Head-Fi.org and leading industry publication – What-Hi-FI.
“The Shure SE846 is definitely a doozy–a clear step up, a clear advancement for Shure” - head-fi.org
A new quad-driver design coupled with an innovative low-pass filter enables the low-frequencies to be handled by a true subwoofer design – delivering low end that’s second-to-none.
Customise Your Sound with the SE846
Tonal quality is a very personal thing, and perhaps one of the most appealing innovations in the 846 design, is the ability to customise the high end using interchangeable nozzle filters. The new interchangeable nozzle filter system allows you to choose from three different treble profiles, which include: balanced, warm, and bright. So, if you’re a long term devotee of the SE535 model and have longed to add a bit more sparkle and shimmer to your Shure Earphones – now you can!
Head-Fi News Flash – SE846 Announced
The SE846 Earphones are an audio experience to be savored and we’re delighted with the reaction from respected audio communites so far. Check out this video news flash from Head-Fi.org, which explains the new earphones in detail…
The Shure SE846 Earphones are available from select retailers only and are expected to ship this summer. You can find out more information on Shure.co.uk
Shure’s ULX-D radio mic system has been breaking social boundaries recently when it was used at the first ever dance music event to be held in the Palace of Westminster. DJ Norman Cook (better known as Fat Boy Slim) was on the decks, warming up an interesting blend of dance fans and MPs in the Commons for the finale of a DJ and mixing competition known appropriately as ‘House The House’. Shure’s digital wireless microphone system was used as the system of choice for competition judges and organisers.
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
This year was the first ‘House The House’ competition, co-organised by Mike Weatherley, the MP for Hove, East Sussex, and the charitable foundation Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. For the past two years, Weatherley has run the ‘Rock The House’ competition, a battle of the bands event for 16-25 year-old musicians in which the winning band gets to play a gig at the terrace bar at the House of Commons. ‘House The House’ is similar, but focuses on dance music and DJ skills amongst entrants in the same age range. Regional heats were held in 10 cities in late 2012 and early 2013, and a finalist was chosen in February during a big night at the Ministry of Sound. As with Rock The House, part of the House The House winner’s prize was to play a set in the Palace of Westminster. On the night, Fat Boy Slim was the support act to the competition winner, young DJ Bryce Fury from Newcastle.
The ULX-D system was supplied to Last Night A DJ Saved My Life by their regular event audio facilities company Project Audio. Jason Bacon of Project Audio explains: “We have been working with Last Night A DJ Saved My Life for a while on some of their events. We used Beta 87C capsules with the ULX-D, which we’ve found to be perfect for events where clarity of speech and vocal diction is important,” continues Bacon. “We get superb results with the ULX-D; it’s like no other radio mic system.
“The ULX-D worked a treat and the event went off very well. We even had a few MPs join in the dancing late into the night — apparently a vote in the chamber went on very late, so a few of them joined in to let off some steam when that was over!”
Following the success of House The House, the event is due to be repeated in 2014 — more details will be made available at www.housethehouse.org later this year. In the meantime – you can find out more information on the Shure ULX-D System at the ULX-D Page of Shure.co.uk.
The Killers have always been respected by the industry and their fan base for delivering impressive live performances. Much of this success is the result of hard-graft and years of slogging the club circuit. Nevertheless, for their most recent tour, we’re delighted that the bands Monitoring Engineer Matt Breunig has made Shure’s PSM1000 In-Ear Monitoring System a key component in delivering some of their best performances to date.
A Monitor Mix That Sounds Like the Album
Four members of the band are now using the PSM1000 system, and the general impression is that everyone has been playing better since the shift. The band recently switched to the PSM1000 IEM system having used it during a TV show. This has enabled Breunig to feed everyone a mix that sounds like the album, with their own parts a couple of dB above the rest. The band immediately thought it sounded better than the previous setup and the ability to synchronise each device over a network has provided a welcome simple setup for Breunig.
For more information on Shure monitoring systems and how they can enhance your live performances – visit the Shure IEM Web Page.
Alternatively, you can check out our YouTube video on In-Ear Monitoring Basics