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
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
There is a common misconception/criticism on the market, that the SM58 is “Old Technology”, and being the most popular microphone in the world as well as the first truly handheld design – you can see where this viewpoint comes from. But is this really the case? In part 1 of a video series put together by Shure Inc – we separate Fact from Fiction.
Shure have teamed up with Point Blank Music School to give you FOUR chances of winning a pair of Shure SRH440 Headphones.
Entering is simple. All you have to do to enter is ‘LIKE’ the Shure UK & Point Blank Facebook pages and answer a simple question each week on the Shure UK website. A new question will be posted on the competition website each Monday at 10am GMT and will remain until Friday – the winners will then be announced on the competition website and Facebook.
The Competition is now live and there is still time to enter this weeks round – visit the competition page on Shure UK’s website for details.
The SRH440 Professional studio headphones provide exceptional sound reproduction and comfort. They are ideal for recording and monitoring in your home studio. The impedance, power handling and sensitivity have all been optimised for performance with professional audio devices such as mixing consoles, dj mixers and headphone amplifiers.
Part 3 of drum tips from the pros is here! If you missed last weeks post featuring Derek Roddy – you can catch up by clicking here.
This week, we look at influential drummer Kenny Aronoff, who is one of the most influential and in-demand drummers, with a style of playing that combines power and finesse. Kenny was named the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and the #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine, and in addition has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings.
Aronoff has played drums for many artists, including: Elton John, John Fogerty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Smashing Pumpkins, Chickenfoot, Tony Iommi, and Jon Bon Jovi. Here’s what he had to say about drum mics, and in particular – Shure drum mics:
Drum Microphone Tips from Kenny Aronoff Read more…
Welcome to the final installment of our Home Recording Series from Shure UK, in this post, we will cover the basics of recording devices and software to help you make an informed decision.
Various recording devices are available for home recording or podcasting, but the most common and flexible solution in the modern home studio is to use an audio interface with computer recording software. All in one portable studio options, with a built-in hard disc recorder are a suitable alternative for the less computer savvy, but when it comes to getting professional results at home - there is no substitution for DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstations). After all, it’s what modern professional recording studios are using.
Below is an overview to get you started.
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
A DAW is recording software or a digital system designed primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio. A DAW allows the recording of multiple audio tracks to your computer – both simultaneously or individually for overdubbing. Some common recording packages on the market include Logic on a Mac or Cubase for the PC. If your budget will stretch to a Mac, there is an intuitive programme included with most new systems called Garage Band, which is now part of the Apple Logic family and provides a great foundation for more professional level software. Read more…
Shure have teamed up with Hungry Eye Magazine, Nikon, and Delkin to produce a video and photo shoot, demonstrating how a difficult shot can be captured without compromising the result.
Hungry Eye (a photography and film making magazine), attached a Nikon D600 SLR camera to a high performance car using Delkins Fat Gecko mount. The car was then put through its paces by Hungry Eye and Shure’s FP wireless system ensured noise free crystal clear audio from inside the car.
Featuring proven wireless technology, including Shure patented Audio Reference Companding, and intuitive, flexible components such as portable receivers and XLR plug-on transmitters, FP Wireless was chosen for the portability required to capture professional sound in demanding and dynamic videography and electronic field production (EFP) environments.
Stay tuned to find out how the three products combined create great results in a challenging environment when a pull out guide becomes available in next months Hungry Eye. Subscribe to our RSS feed and be the first to know. Read more…
Audio with impact has always been key to British rock band Skunk Anansie’s success, and for their recent European tour – Shure have played an important role in delivering audio without compromise.
A large number of Shure microphones were chosen with long term FOH engineer Paul Ramsey – who was already a fan of Shure mics. Ramsay selected models based on his experience and taste, which included a Shure beta 58 UHF-R radio mic for lead singer Skin (Deborah Dyer). Ramsay also made use of some recently purchased beta98 and beta91 microphones, which were used in conjunction with a ribbon mic on guitars.