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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.