Shure Inc announced the final days of its Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition on www.shure.com/contest , which is open to students enrolled in four-year, degreed audio education programs. The competition gives student teams the chance to work with Shure mics and create a recording project, which will be evaluated by a panel of experienced recording engineers. To participate, Shure is calling on students from qualifying schools to assemble a team of up to five team members and complete the online entry form by November 15, 2004.
Ten schools will be selected at random from all qualifying schools that register. The competing teams will engage in a recording project consisting of tracking and mixing any performance, exclusively using the microphone locker provided by Shure to use for the duration of the competition. Each team will submit a stereo mix in Red Book CD audio format (16 bit, 44.1kHz sample rate) for review by a panel of five industry professionals. The recordings will be evaluated on their overall fidelity, clarity and sonic balance, as well as creativity in selection and placement of microphones.
The school represented by the winning team takes ownership of the entire Shure microphone locker, comprising a Beta 52A, a Beta 91, two Beta 98s, two KSM27s, two KSM32s, two KSM44s, two KSM141s, four SM57s and a SM7B. The entire package is valued at more than $10,000. Also, a donation of $3,000 will be awarded to the winning school’s team, which is to be used toward a scholarship fund, and each member of the winning team will receive a Shure KSM27, valued at $575.
For more information on this contest or to participate, please go www.shure.com/contest by the contest deadline, November 15, 2004.