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

SM57 and SM58® Inside the Legends

Davida Rochman | December 7, 2007
We take a look at the history and technology of the legendary SM57 and SM58® microphones in this episode. A few highlights from the show include: the "drop test" and a testimonial from devoted SM58 user Henry Rollins. Tim Vear from Shure's Applications Department is our guest.

Television vs. Wireless Technology

Davida Rochman | August 20, 2007

Introduction to Personal Monitoring Systems

Davida Rochman | July 15, 2007
Personal Monitor Systems put total freedom within reach of musicians at every level. Here is the information you need, if you are thinking about moving from the wedge to in-ear.

Shure Tech Tip: Radio Frequency Scanners - Valuable Tools for Troubleshooting Wireless Systems

Davida Rochman | February 5, 2007
An RF (Radio Frequency) scanner can be extremely useful in any installation employing wireless microphones if your wireless system doesn't include an onboard scanner. This post explains how they work and how to get the most out of them.

Shure Tech Tip: Phantom Power vs Bias Voltage

Davida Rochman | February 5, 2007
Many users of audio equipment believe there is no difference between phantom power and bias voltage. Not true! This post looks at the difference.

Audio Reference Companding: The Basics

Davida Rochman | February 4, 2007
We provide the basics about audio reference companding, the process of compressing audio signal prior to transmission and expanding after reception.

Making an Independent Recording, Part 2

Davida Rochman | October 15, 2005
Getting the sound you're after can have a lot to do with the microphones you use and where you place them. This post offers some practical starting points - instrument by instrument.

How to Buy A Microphone

Davida Rochman | June 15, 2005
The time has come. You’re about to embark on buying a microphone. In this article, we guide you through this maze with questions to ask yourself.