Urthboy uses the following Shure products:
|Shure PSM600||With the first entry into personal monitoring, the PSM®600 continues to be recognized as the industry standard for full-featured wired and wireless in-ear systems. Rugged and reliable, they deliver superb sound for all professional broadcast, recording, touring and installed sound applications.|
|Shure SCL5 Sound Isolating Earphones||Dedicated high-definition tweeter and woofer drivers couple with an inline crossover to deliver exceptional audio: precision highs, natural mids, and full bodied bass with clarity often difficult to detect with traditional stage wedges or studio headphones. The choice for discriminating professionals.|
|Shure UR4D-Q5||The UR4D receivers provide single and dual-channel options for premium wireless. The latest technologies provide advanced control and robust flexibility for a wide range of professional uses.|
|Shure UR2B58|| |
UHF-R handheld transmitters boast a rugged, lightweight construction and an antenna design which advances RF transmission reliability. The transmitter design allows for interchangeable microphone cartridges.
|Shure PA805SWB||The Shure PA805 is a directional antenna for increased range and reduced interference as compared to omnidirectional 1/2-wave antennas. The PA805 can be mounted on a microphone stand or mounted to a wall using the integral swivel adapter bracket.|
|Shure SRH840||Designed for professional audio engineers and musicians, the SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones from Shure are optimized for studio recording and critical listening.|
|Shure M44-7 DJ Cartridges||Revived exactly the same as the original, this legendary battle needle offers ultra-high skip resistance and ultra-high output. The needle of choice for many champion DJ's worldwide. Engineered for scratch DJ's and turntablists, the M44-7 is designed not to skip under even the most demanding circumstances.|
Urthboy is a hip hop artist from Australia.
His first group, Explanetary, a short-lived project featuring members of Hermitude and school friends, folded after one EP In On The Deal (2001).
Urthboy's first solo album Distant Sense of Random Menace was released in 2004 ("Aussie Hip Hop needs this album" The Brag) and featured singles No Rider and Come Around. But it was 2007's The Signal that kicked things up a notch.
With the exceptional production of Count Bounce (TZU) and Elgusto (Hermitude), as well as the success of the first single We Get Around (top 25 in Triple J's Hottest 100), The Signal was hailed as "a classic" by Rolling Stone. It received two AIR Award nominations; a J Award nomination (Triple J's Album of the Year award); and it was shortlisted in the prestigious Australian Music Prize (Best Album 2007). The only national tour off the back of the album was completely sold out.
Significantly, the album was licensed to Motivo Records (among a select few hip hop records from Australia ever licensed overseas) and released late 2007. Urthboy has ventured beyond Australian shores (Malaysia 2007, Japan 2008).
In addition to solo material, Urthboy is one of the main lyricists of The Herd, whose four albums The Herd (2001); An Elefant Never Forgets (2003); The Sun Never Sets (2005/06); and Summerland (2008) have seen them build a huge fanbase in Australia. They've sold out national tours, including major metropolitan theatres through to regional venues whilst accepting invitations to every major festival in the country. During this time they've won AIR Awards; landed in the top 10 of the national charts; been nominated for an ARIA award (Best Urban 2008); J Awards and an AMP award.
2009 sees the release of Urthboy's much anticipated third solo album, Spitshine.
New Shure Endorsee Onboard: Urthboy
Tim Levinson (alias Urthboy) is a Hip-Hop MC and Producer from Sydney, best known as part of the band The Herd. He has also released three solo albums, Distant Sense of Random Menace, The Signal and Spitshine, released in August, 2009.
Tim has been a fan of Shure products for several years and a few weeks ago he took delivery of a Shure PSM600 Wireless Personal Monitor System which he uses alongside the traditional stage wedges.
”I’ve only had the in-ear monitors for five weeks and although at first they were tricky to get used to, but now we’ve found a healthy balance between monitoring in one ear and the other ear monitoring from stage,” Tim revealed. “This means we are able to hone in and adjust our vocal levels during parts of the set where we need a little bit more precision and a more specific idea of what’s going on. Other times we can just allow the vibe of the room to provide all that we need to be able to perform.”
Tim reports that his Shure PSM600 system gives him a more precise understanding of what he is hearing enabling more accurate harmonization and easier understanding of what his fellow vocalists on stage are doing.
“It’s been really helpful, a huge benefit,” he added. “We also have Shure Beta58 wireless mics with UH transmitters. They work really well, they’re really solid and have the extra benefit of using AA batteries that last a lot longer and so are much better for touring. The previous wireless mics that I’ve had used 9 volt batteries that are quite expensive and don’t last as long as AA’s.”
Sharing the stage with Urthboy is Producer / DJ Elgusto (AKA Angus Stuart) who won’t use any other needle than the Shure M44-7 - the needle of choice for many champion DJ's worldwide. Solid and durable, the M44-7 is engineered for scratch DJ's and turntablists.
“It’s most definitely my preferred choice ever since I started getting into scratching about seven years ago,” commented Angus. “It really is the industry standard when it comes to skip-resistance. It’s always been a sturdy, good quality cartridge.
”I also use the Shure SRH840 headphones which are wonderful. They provide crystal clear sound and are the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever worn.”
Designed for professional audio engineers and musicians, the SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones from Shure are optimised for studio recording and critical listening. A precisely tailored frequency response and 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers combine with total comfort and durability to provide the ultimate listening experience.
Photo: Urthboy. Spitshine Tour.