September 30, 2013 - April 28, 2014
5-1-14 UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
For the tenth consecutive year, Shure worked with audio education departments at universities across the country to find tomorrow's recording stars. The challenge: make the best recording possible using only Shure microphones.
This year, for the first time, the competition included programs in Canada as well.
The following schools were judged to be winners by a panel of independent engineers and producers selected by Shure:
- Grand Prize Winner: Middle Tennessee State University
- Runner Up: University of Lethbridge (Canada)
- Honorable Mention: University of Central Missouri
Hear the Grand Prize Winner's track: "In My Head" by Angel Snow
The recordings were evaluated on their overall fidelity, clarity, and sonic balance as well as on selection and placement of microphones.
The winning school will be awarded a new set of assorted Shure products, including KSM, SM, and Beta microphones, as well as SRH headphones, a prize package valued at more than $11,000. Runner-up and honorable mention school prizes will include select Shure microphones and headphones valued at $5,395 and $1,872, respectively. In addition, students on the top three recognized teams will receive prizes ranging from a KSM42 microphone, valued at $999, to a SM27-SC microphone, valued at $374, to SRH840 headphones, valued at $250.
View the Official Rules of this year's competition.