Shure Microphones are dependable and solid. They make arguably the most popular dynamic mics. Model Numbers like the SM7B, SM57 and SM58 are the bread and butter of any major studios’ microphone closet.

Shure has some great new offerings for not only the professional musician and studio owner, but the home studio owner and weekend warrior.

Wireless System

Shure has unveiled an affordable wireless microphone system in the BLX system. It comes in a variety of configurations and can be used with up to 12 different transmitters / receivers without any crosstalk or interference conflicts. Shure is selling the components seperately and as packaged systems – combining receivers with a variety of microphone / transmitter options including PG58, SM58, guitar input, lavalier mic and wind/brass mic.


If you want to step into the digital realm, Shure has introduced the GLX-D Digital wireless system. The base station and microphone share an asynchronus connection and can dynamically switch channels to find the optimum frequency in less than 1/100th of a second. Like the BLX system, the GLX-D combines base stations with a variety of microphone/transmitter options.

The GLX system has a pedal-board mounted receiver for the guitarist that includes a switch that toggles between signal pass-thru, signal mute and tuner.

Not ANOTHER USB Microphone!

I’m going to have to start a drinking game where the key phrase is “USB Microphone”.

Seriously though, I’m happy to see that Shure has introduced two USB microphones based upon two solid condensor microphone platforms in their catalogue. 

Both mics have microphone gain, 20db pads, headphone jacks and volume control. The microphones not only serve as inputs to your computer system with real-time direct monitoring, they also serve as an audio interface through which you can listen to playback from your computer.

I see these two mics becoming favourites in the podcaster market.

Dave Chick
I'm a film / TV composer based in Vancouver BC. Music has always been part of my life, but my first career was in the technology industry as a consultant and project manager. I helped to build and open the Experience Music Project – a rock and roll museum in Seattle. I hold a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University. I also hold a diploma in Audio Engineering from the University of Washington and I’m a graduate of Hummie Mann’s acclaimed Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.