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Available in print and online, LOUDER magazine aims to inspire music makers and fans alike.

Unusual Recording Techniques: SM57 in a Bucket of Water Next to the Kick Drum

Marc Henshall | 27/03/2014
The first part in a series looking at unconventional studio mic techniques. We test drive an old SM57 water trick.

Dynamic vs. Condenser Mics on Toms

Marc Henshall | 13/03/2014
Dynamic and condenser tom-tom mics divide opinion among sound engineers. Both have distinct advantages depending on application, but which is right for you?

How to Get a Great Kick Drum Sound Using Two Shure Mics

Marc Henshall | 11/03/2014
Learn to capture the weight and attack of a kick drum using the Shure Beta 52A and Shure Beta 91A.

Recording Tips for Singer-Songwriters

Marc Henshall | 07/03/2014

Versatility: The BETA 181

Ryan Smith | 07/03/2014
How much do I (and many others) love the BETA® 181? Let me count the ways:

How to Mic a Snare Drum with a Shure SM57

Marc Henshall | 07/03/2014
When it comes to mic'ing a snare drum the SM57 has pretty much dominated for the best part of 50 years. The SM57 adds just the right amount of low end weight, while also adding presence and 'crack' to the drum. For this reason, the 57 is a go-to mic.

What is Phantom Power & Why Do I Need It?

Marc Henshall | 28/02/2014
Phantom power…what a strange name!? If you're new to home recording, this term can be confusing. If this is the case, we can help...

4 Commonly Asked Questions about Shure GLXD16

Marc Henshall | 14/02/2014
We answer questions form NAMM about the new Shure digital wireless pedal system - GLXD-16.

SRH940 vs. SRH1540 - Which Is Best?

Marc Henshall | 24/01/2014
Recently, Shure released the new SRH1540 premium closed back headphones. We explain the difference between SRH940 and our new premium model.

Sometimes All You Need Is an SM58

Marc Henshall | 08/11/2013
A look at the SM58/57 as an unconventional studio mic, and the surprising number of records using the SM58 or SM57 as a vocal microphone.