Shure goes back to school at NYU

Students enrolled in New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music were welcomed back to school this fall with an open house celebrating the debut of the Dennis Riese Family Recording Studio. Designed by Sam Berkow of New York's SIA Acoustics, the room is outfitted with the latest recording technology available, including a wide-ranging complement of microphones donated by Shure.

One of the biggest challenges Berkow confronted on the project was ensuring that the room was equally suited for both recording and teaching, with monitoring set up so that groups of students could hear the mix without being seated at the console.

The first shipments of Shure microphones earmarked for use in the studio started arriving last spring. Beyond what the department’s chairman, Jim Anderson, describes as an "extremely generous" number of industry standards, such as SM58s and Beta 57s, the school's microphone inventory swelled to include large quantities of studio microphones from Shure's KSM product family.

Founded in 2003, NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music will graduate its first class of students next spring. The first of its kind in the country, NYU's Recorded Music program is based around a course of study including a four-year, 56-point progression of courses structured around practicums designed to make students proficient in a variety of recording techniques.

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