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Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-robt-smith-the-cure-4-19-09.jpgPAST CURFEW—This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival opened with Day 1 headliner Paul McCartney, an artist no less than a legend, and a man who defines many musical moments for his generation. At an opposite end of the bill, Robert Smith and The Cure closed the three-day festival’s run with equal flair, performing hits including “Pictures of You? and “Just Like Heaven,? songs that help define a different generation. Calling upon a Shure Beta 58 to manage his vocals, frontman Smith sang above a smoldering wash of guitars, infecting the crowd with his signature voice. more

Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-paul-mccartney-4-17-09.jpgEMOTIONAL MOMENTS—Marking the 11th anniversary of his late wife Linda’s passing to the day with dedications of “Long and Winding Road? and “My Love Does it Good,? Paul McCartney opened this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on an emotional and energy-charged note. Packing a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady? and a sing-along version of “Hey Jude? into a 2 ½ hour set including two encores, Sir Paul enthralled the crowd from behind his regular microphone of choice, a hardwired Shure Beta 58. more

Dan Dugan to Show Low-Cost Automatic Mixing Controller at InfoComm

Model E-1 Automatic Mixing ControllerDan Dugan Sound Design will demonstrate the new E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller, featuring Dugan’s transparent automatic microphone mixing technology, at InfoComm booth 5871.

The E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller has replaced the Model E as Dugan’s economy model. It replaces the physical control panel of the Model D- series with a Java-driven remote control panel on the user’s computer. The E-1 provides eight channels of signal processing and patches into the input insert points of an audio mixing console. The product detects which microphones are being used and makes fast, transparent cross-fades, freeing the operator to focus on balance and sound quality instead of having to pay constant attention to the faders. more

SHURE MICROPHONES FEATURED IN ROCK BAND 2 VIDEO GAME

rock-band-3.pngFor decades, Shure microphones have been a mainstay of rock and roll stages, from the largest arenas and stadiums to the smallest bars and clubs. Now they’re also appearing onstage in the virtual world, compliments of the Harmonix and MTV Games’ best-selling, critically acclaimed music video game Rock Band 2. more

SHURE WIRELESS MICROPHONES “THRILL? MICHAEL JACKSON FANS

Thriller Live 1When the producers of the “Thriller Live? musical arrived at the Lyric Theatre in London, they found themselves faced with the difficult challenge of isolating a wireless radio frequency within the heart of London’s theatre district. After much deliberation, the company turned to Shure and the Joint Frequency Management Group (JFMG) to provide the solution. more

SHURE EXTENDS REBATES

SHURE EXTENDS REBATES FOR 700 MHz WIRELESS SYSTEMS TO DECEMBER 31, 2009

NILES, IL, May 4, 2009 — Shure Incorporated today announced that the Company is extending its rebate program of up to $1,000 for the trade-in of Shure 700 MHz frequency band (698-806 MHz) wireless systems and for any other manufacturers’ qualifying 700 MHz frequency band wireless systems and their related components until the end of the calendar year – to December 31, 2009. more

HHB CELEBRATES 1,000th FLASHMIC SOLD IN GERMANY

radio_basix.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – APRIL 2009: With more than 10,000 units in use around the world, the HHB FlashMic digital recording microphone is already the interview recorder of choice for leading broadcasters including ABC Radio, Aljazeera, the BBC, Bloomberg, BSkyB, CNN, NHK, NBC, and RAI. Now HHB celebrates the sale of its 1,000th FlashMic in Germany where distributor INNOTON has already added national broadcasters WDR and NDR, and ORF (Austria) to the prestigious FlashMic user list. The 1,000th FlashMic in Germany was sold to Radio BasiX, a web radio project for young people in the Kraichgau region of South Western Germany, whose journalists now enjoy the same recording quality, ease-of-use, and convenient file transfer as their more experienced counterparts in the world’s major broadcasting networks. more

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JAMAICA JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL HEATS UP WITH SHURE

Robin ThickeA-list Acts Draw Huge Crowds for Three Straight Nights

NILES, IL, April 29, 2009 — Cloudy skies and occasional drizzle did little to dampen spirits at this year’s Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, as legions of music lovers descended on Rose Hall, a historic, 7,000-acre north coast plantation, to see and hear performers ranging from Lionel Richie and British sensation Estelle to the legendary O’Jays and Reggae superstar Maxi Priest. more

BABASONICOS SOUND OFF FOR SHURE

BabasonicosNILES, IL — Even after 18 years as a band and nine albums, the Babasonicos are still hungry. “We will never be satisfied to rest on our achievements,” says the band’s frontman Adrián Dárgelos, “because it is in our very nature to continually subvert and change the panorama of what is understood as music.”

Mucho, the band’s latest album, brings expression of the band’s latest evolutionary steps into sharp focus with a selection of songs mixed in London by Phil Brown of Roxy Music fame. more

SHURE FINDS A SPOT WITH THE MELVINS

Toshi-MelvinsFrom goosenecks to supercardioid dynamics, engineer and producer Toshi Kasai knows his Shure microphones

NILES, IL — After almost 25 years and over 25 albums, the Melvins are to sludge metal what Hank Aaron is to baseball, giving new meaning to the genre with their latest record, Nude With Boots (Ipecac Recordings), an album recorded last summer with the help of engineer/producer Toshi Kasai. more

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