Jumping In with Shure Microphones: Market Development Manager Laura Davidson (The Jedburgh Podcast Short-Form Series)

Sound quality is the lifeblood of podcasting. Podfest finally gave Fran Racioppi the opportunity to meet someone from Shure in real life; even though he chose to exclusively use Shure products for The Jedburgh Podcast. 

Fran and special guest co-host Juliet Hahn not only interview Shure’s Laura Davidson, but they also bought Shure’s newest portable microphone, the MV88+.

Laura shares the history of the company, how they are leading in microphone design and gives an inside look into what equipment is used to produce The Jedburgh Podcast and Your Next Stop

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-Fran shares why he chose Shure Microphones for The Jedburgh Podcast and how Bay Eight Studios in Miami showed him just how easy it could be to set up and record in any location. (3:00)

 -Laura provides the history of Shure, their commitment to building products to military specification, and their start in building microphones for fighter jets. (5:00)

-The Jedburgh Podcast uses the Shure SM7B; Laura provides the technical breakdown of the microphone and why it is so effective in isolating voice. (6:41)

-Laura explains the difference between a condenser microphone and a dynamic microphone. (8:07)

-Fran & Juliet talk about why they each bought Shure’s newest portable microphone the MV88+. (9:07)


-”We got our start making radio parts and microphones that then went into fighter pilot microphones.” (5:40)

-”After World War II we actually continued building to military spec…that’s kind of what sets us apart.” (5:57)

-”It’s just become kind of the standard for vocals, and speech, and music…Michael Jackson’s Thriller was recorded on an SM7.” (7:27)

-”The 88+ is great for content creators, run and gun interviews, or podcasting from the studio.” (9:25)

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