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Shure Released Super 55-BLK Microphone Pitch Black Edition

Shure Incorporated, the world’s leading microphone manufacturer, announced the release of a limited quantity of the Super 55-BLK Deluxe Vocal Microphone Pitch Black Edition, in time for the holiday season. The new Super 55 Pitch Black Edition is a modern take on the classic Super 55’s look and performance.

This limited edition microphone features a matte black die-cast base, black foam, and smooth frequency response for natural vocal reproduction, and comes with an integrated, swivel stand mount base and microphone bag, perfect for any performance on-stage and on-screen.

The Model 55 Unidyne defines classic microphone design just as much today as it did more than 75 years ago when it made its official debut. For vocal performers, the Super 55 Pitch Black Edition’s eye-catching black-on-black design is a twist on the classic and adds a sleek style to production.

The rigorously-tested supercardioid microphone cartridge rejects unwanted noise and prevents feedback. The shock-mounted cartridge and tough, die-cast case reduces handling noise and protects it from damage.

The Super 55 Pitch Black edition will be available through certified Shure retailers and online.

Shure to Offer Custom Colored Microphones from ColorWare

Shure is the most trusted audio brand worldwide. It has a history of audio innovation that began in 1925. ColorWare has a mission to provide fashionable individuals with a discerning eye for superior quality, custom made, innovative products. Shure and ColorWare have teamed up to offer custom color SM58 microphones.

The Shure SM58 is a vocal microphone. It is tuned to accentuate the warmth and clarity of lead and back-up vocals. The SM58 is a legendary rock microphone known for its rugged reliability on tour.

SM58 Features:

  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter
  • Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees
  • Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability
  • Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic
  • Frequency response 50 to 15,000 Hz
  • Replacement cartridge: R59

Colorware puts a one-of-a-kind spin on the iconic SM58 with more than 58 matte and metallic colors to choose from. Both the capsule and the handle can be a different shade and finish, providing an endless array of color combinations.

Customers can purchase a personalized wired SM58 for $149, and a QLX-D wireless SM58 handheld transmitter for $1.199. Both versions come with a one-year ColorWare warranty.

Shure will continue to provide custom design options for owners of the BLX and GLX-D wireless systems through Shure Design Studio.

Shure is Auctioning Off Limited Edition SM58 Microphones

Shure is the most trusted audio brand worldwide. Shure has partnered with Paul McCartney and The Who to auction off limited edition graphic painted SM58 microphones. Proceeds from the auctions will go to two charities.

Shure Incorporated was founded in 1925 and is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Shure’s product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphone, award-winning headphones and more.

The Shure SM58 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone has been used faithfully by the world’s most influential musicians since 1966. To celebrate and honor the strong connection of the SM58 to legendary musicians, Shure has partnered with both Paul McCartney and The Who to make available at auction a one-time production of 600 serialized graphic painted SM58’s.

All of the proceeds generated from the campaign will go directly toward foundations for which both artists are deeply vested, including Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday and The Who’s Teen Cancer America.

The serialized microphone will come with graphics specific to each artist. The Paul McCartney Special Edition 50th Anniversary SM58 will feature cover art from the album Kisses on the Bottom, photographed by Mary McCartney, and The Who Special Edition will feature original artwork from graphic designer Richard Evans, who has been designing The Who’s album covers and promotional visuals since 1976.

Each artist will have 300 SM58 microphones produced for the auction, with serial numbers 11-300 listed for sale at a fixed price. Additionally, Shure will be auctioning off serial numbers 1-10, which feature hand-signed autographs on the microphone handles. The limited edition microphones will be available through eBay for Charity.

Chairman of Shure Incorporated has Passed Away

Shure_LogoRose L. Shure Chairman of Shure Incorporated, has passed away. For over 60 years, Mrs. Shure served as an inspiration to Shure Associates and was a role model for Shure’s Core Values and basic principles. Mrs. Shure was 95 years old.

Shure Inc. is a maker of audio electronic products renowned for the quality and durability of its cutting-edge microphones. Their mics have been used in memorable and historic presentations. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used a Shure mic when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Shure microphones are on the lectern at presidential addresses.

The U.S. Post Office created its first Elvis Presley stamp, in which Elvis holds a Shure 55SH mic in his hand. Lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltry, has spun a Shure SM58 in the air. Lou Reed was featured in an advertisement for the Shure SM58.

Shure Pushes for Dedicated Wireless Spectrum in UK

shure logoAlmost anything from common household toasters to large commercial audio systems can be wireless these days. And while this may simplify some things in terms of setup, and it does offer a certain level of convenience, it also creates a problem with signal congestion across the wireless spectrum. And when wireless frequencies begin to interfere with each other, this can cause the products that depend on those frequencies to malfunction. In an attempt to stem the tide of frequency encroachment, microphone manufacturer Shure is pushing the UK government to devote a portion of the wireless spectrum specifically to audio gear.

Shure believes that the best spot on the wireless spectrum for this type of gear is UHF bands IV and V or 470 – 854MHz. In recent years, much of this spectrum became available as UK television broadcasters switched from analog to digital. The UK government has already given the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands over to mobile phone companies for use in their 4G networks. A spokesperson from Shure was quoted as saying that this wireless spectrum should be treated like any other kind of natural resource, and that it’s necessary for the government to put some kind of controls in place so all of the spectrum doesn’t get completely used up for things like cell phones. Preserving this part of the spectrum for wireless microphones and related devices would ensure that future live events can happen without any worry of electromagnetic interference ending the show.