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The BDM-01 – a new bass drum condenser from Milab Microphones

Milab BDM-01 bass drum microphoneThe BDM-01 is a brand new bass drum microphone equally at home in the studio and on the road. The condenser capsule is hand built by Milab in Sweden and provides superb attack and high-frequency response, especially when compared to dynamic capsules, which can be found in most bass drum microphones.

The electronics have been specifically designed to handle the power of the most hard-hitting drummers – the BDM-01 takes 155 db without audible distortion. The dynamic range, frequency response, sensitivity and pop filters have been optimised for the sound and power of the bass drum and other bass instruments. more

SHURE BRINGS IT HOME AT THE 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS

BB King-Buddy GuyUHF-R® Still a Mainstay for Live Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 13, 2009 — Opening the GRAMMY® Awards this year with “Get on Your Boots,” a track from their forthcoming album, U2 set the tempo for live performances at this year’s ceremonies with Bono stepping into the spotlight using a Shure UHF-R wireless microphone equipped with an SM58® capsule. UHF-R continued to cut a wide swath across the wireless frequency spectrum throughout the evening, with a combination of SM58 and KSM9 handheld transmitters chosen by a lengthy list of performing artists, including Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keith Urban, M.I.A., T.I., Kanye West, and Jay-Z. more

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Rebate Program Extended to Canadian Customers

SHURE ANNOUNCES REBATES IN CANADA FOR 700 MHz WIRELESS SYSTEMS

NILES, IL, FEBRUARY 16, 2009 – Shure Incorporated announced today that its trade-in rebate program will be extended to Canadian customers who have purchased Shure 700 MHz frequency band (698-806 MHz) wireless systems and related components. The program was launched on December 1, 2008, to U.S. customers. more

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LECTROSONICS WIRELESS AND AUDIO PROCESSING DEPLOYED AT YOUNG CENTRE

wkorhonen_hi.jpgToronto, Ontario, Canada – February 2009… When it came time to upgrade the audio capabilities at Toronto’s Young Centre for the Performing Arts, the desire for a high performance wireless microphone system that could easily move from one presentation space to another was considered essential. Similarly, a viable solution to the ongoing challenge of mixing a variety of audio signals with minimal supervision was yet another concern. As the venue is home to professional and student level productions, Young Centre management insisted upon broadcast level audio quality and also required the equipment to provide ease of operation to all who would use it. They found exactly what they were looking for in their new Lectrosonics equipment. more

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Shure Energizes Springsteen at Super Bowl XLIII

SpringsteenSHURE ENERGIZES SPRINGSTEEN AT SUPER BOWL XLIII

TAMPA, FL, February 1, 2009—Fireworks and a capacity crowd at Raymond James Stadium helped propel Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band through a high-energy halftime gambol at this year’s Super Bowl, during which The Boss ripped through standards, including “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Born to Run,” and “Glory Days,” tossing in the title cut from his new album, “Working on a Dream” among them just to keep an even strain on things. Taking the stage with 32 channels of wireless, Springsteen called upon vocal mics for the performance supplied by Niles, Illinois-based Shure Incorporated in the form of UHF-R® handheld transmitters topped withSM58 ®capsules. more

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SHURE ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF JAPANESE WEBSITE

Shure Launches Japanese Language Website

NILES, IL, January 15, 2009 — Shure Incorporated announced today that it has recently launched a new Japanese-language website (www.shure.co.jp) designed to provide an “in language? experience for the Company’s customers in Japan. more

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Revolabs Breaks Audio Performance Barrier With New Executive HD(TM) Wireless Microphone System

RevolabsMAYNARD, MASS (February 10, 2009) – Revolabs, the leading provider of wireless audio products for enhancing collaboration, today announced the next generation of its microphone systems for the professionally installed AV market. The Executive HD makes a breakthrough in audio performance for wireless microphones intended for professional applications involving speech.

The new Executive HD system provides the sound fidelity of wired microphones with the added appeal of a versatile wireless set-up. High definition audio clarity and full 50Hz-22kHz frequency response, enabled by Revolabs DFS22TM proprietary audio processing, are the key factors behind the improved audio performance. With an optimized speech codec, the new Revolabs system handles live sound, voice reinforcement, recording, and wideband video- or audio- conferencing applications superbly. Revolabs DFS22™, ‘Designed For Speech’, technology improves the intelligibility and presence when reproducing the spoken word. more

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Shure Gets Lead Role at Obama Inaugural

Springsteen and choirSHURE GETS LEAD ROLE AT OBAMA INAUGURAL OPENING CEREMONY

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2009—The HBO open signal presentation of “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” served as the nation’s televised kickoff of the 56th Presidential Inauguration. Captured live at the National Mall, the event drew hundreds of thousands to our nation’s capital to see and hear a stellar lineup of talent, including Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, U2, Sheryl Crow, Shakira, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, and others. Sound reinforcement for the star-studded concert was courtesy of Clair Global and was mixed-for-air by veteran television production mixer Ed Greene. Wireless chosen for the event included 16 channels of Shure UR4D systems, using various combinations of bodypack and handheld transmitters, many of which sported SM58® capsules. more

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GRAMMY® AWARDS SHOW RELIES ON AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES FOR 12TH STRAIGHT YEAR

— Audio-Technica provides over 250 mics for the live broadcast of the GRAMMY® Awards, as A-T maintains its definitive presence at high-profile awards shows —

STOW, OH, February 9, 2009 — For the 12th year in a row, Audio-Technica maintained its status as the hallmark of superior sound at the GRAMMY® Awards Show, known throughout the industry as Music’s Biggest Night®. This year at the 51st Annual GRAMMYs, held February 8, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a particular emphasis was placed on live performances, with 25% more featured nominees and performers than in the past. For the live show and broadcast, Audio-Technica supplied over 250 of its acclaimed microphones, including an impressive array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems. more

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Shure’s Reason Why

The WhoLEGENDARY ROCKERS DALTREY, TOWNSEND REVEAL THE “REASON WHY? THEY USE SHURE MICROPHONES

NILES, IL, January 15, 2009 – Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend, founding members of legendary British rock band The Who, have used Shure microphones onstage for more than 40 years. Their energetic live shows are often highlighted by Daltrey swinging his microphone – a standard Shure SM58® – over his head in wide arcs. Now, the rockers famous for punishing their equipment explain their loyalty to the microphones that have been taking it for so long in the new Shure “Reason Why? advertising campaign. more

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