Tim Vear

Shure Microphones

Tim is a native of the south side of Chicago (Go White Sox!). A lifelong interest in both entertainment and science has led to the field of audio as his choice for combining these interests in a useful way. He holds a BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with a minor in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since joining Shure in 1984, Tim has been active in education for Shure customers, dealers, and installers, as well as company staff. Tim’s particular emphasis is on the contribution of proper selection and technique for both wired and wireless microphones. In addition, Tim has done technical presentations for many industry organizations (NAB, NAMM, AES, and SBE), as well as for US government entities such as the White House Communication Agency and the US Air Force. He has provided specific applications assistance to various performing artists including the Rolling Stones and U2 and for theme parks such as Disney and Universal Studios. While at Shure, Tim has authored several educational booklets including “Selection and Operation of Wireless Microphone Systems” and “Audio Systems Guide for Houses of Worship," and his articles have appeared in Live Sound Magazine, Pro AV, Technologies for Worship, and Church Sound Magazine.