From quick-start booklets to comprehensive guides, these publications are written to help you get the most out of your gear.
Audio Systems for Music Educators PDF (722 kb)
This guide covers everything from recording to live sound reinforcement and will help you choose equipment for a variety of applications.
Audio Systems Guide for Houses of Worship PDF (2.77 mb)
Comprehensive review of microphones, wireless microphone systems and mixers for church sound applications. Specific sections covering miking techniques for altar, lectern and choir.
Audio Systems Guide for Meetings and Conferences PDF (2.62 mb)
Covers the selection and application of wired microphones, wireless microphones and microphone mixers for meeting facility sound systems.
Audio Systems Guide for Theater Performances PDF (767 kb)
The purpose of this booklet is to provide useful tips, practical advice and a general knowledge of microphones and other audio tools – all with the clear intent of making theater productions as understandable, clear and impressive as possible.
Audio Systems Guide for Video and Film Production PDF (1.27 mb)
This booklet is intended to help anyone involved with video projects improve the audio quality of their productions. It is not intended as a comprehensive study of the subject of audio. Its goal is to provide helpful tips, practical advice and a general knowledge of audio tools – all with the express purpose of making video productions as clear, understandable and impressive as possible.
Connecting your Devices to a Shure Mixer PDF (39.5 kb)
The variety of connectors on audio equipment sometimes leads to confusion in wiring. The diagrams below provide wiring recommendations for most common cables.
DIS Cabling Best Practices PDF (509 kb)
Dual-Diaphragm Mic Properties PDF (546 kb)
A practical and effective method for implementing multiple directional responses in a condenser microphone is to use a dual-diaphragm capsule. Frequency response and directionality as a function of distance from the sound source are demonstrated using a simple model. Pop sensitivity and multi-pattern operation are also investigated.
Introduction to Home Recording and Podcasting PDF (2.01 mb)
This guide offers techniques for capturing the highest quality sound for your home recording and podcasting projects.
Introduction to Personal Monitor Systems PDF (455 kb)
Learning about personal monitor systems begins with understanding what monitoring is and why it’s necessary. Monitoring boils down to being able to hear (monitor) your performance as you perform, so you know exactly what you and the other musicians are doing onstage.
Introduction to Recording and Sound Reinforcement PDF (611 kb)
Written for the beginner, this guide will help you choose and set up equipment for a variety of typical applications.
Introduction to Wireless Microphone Systems PDF (828 kb)
Wireless microphones eliminate the need for cables, so you’re no longer tethered to a sound system or tripping through messy performing environments.
Introduction to Wireless Systems and PSM for Houses of Worship PDF (2.1 mb)
Wireless microphone systems and in ear monitor systems facilitate flexible worship environments, improve performance in challenging acoustic environments, and can help create the desired worship experience in modern, media enhanced services.
Microphone Techniques for Drums PDF (223 kb)
Some general rules and microphone positions for drums and other percussion instruments.
Microphone Techniques for Live Sound Reinforcement PDF (1.4 mb)
Recommended microphone type and placement for a variety of live vocal and instrument applications.
Microphone Techniques for Recording PDF (1.77 mb)
In this guide, Shure Application Engineers describe particular microphone techniques, placement, and tips for capturing clear and accurate recordings and creating different effects.
Microphones and Multitracks PDF (551 kb)
Essential steps to quality recording using a microphone and multitrack recorder.
Modifying Shure UC4 for use with Echo Cancellers PDF (26.9 kb)
This guide outlines a modification to the UC4 receiver for use with the MX692 wireless boundary microphone to provide additional functionality.
Personal Stage Monitoring Selection and Operation PDF (1.23 mb)
This presentation outlines the types of monitoring systems, configurations, monitor mixes, and much more.
PSM900 User Guide Addendum - PTP Wireless PDF (1.13 mb)
This guide outlines Point-to-Point Wireless Audio and setup for this mode.