Shure Acquires Crowley and Tripp Ribbon Microphones from Soundwave Research

shurelogo_0409Shure Incorporated, the manufacturer of microphone legends like the SM57 and SM58, today announced the acquisition of Crowley and Tripp Ribbon Microphones from Soundwave Research Laboratories of Ashland, Massachusetts.  Under a definitive agreement, Shure now owns all intellectual property, microphone process equipment, product designs, and other important assets related to the Crowley and Tripp line.  Shure will manufacture ribbon microphones in its Wheeling, Illinois, facility using the revolutionary, patented Roswellite shape-memory acoustic ribbon material developed by Soundwave Research.

Shure says they will manufacture ribbon microphones exclusively in the U.S.  Shure will also assume responsibility for ongoing service and support for existing owners of Crowley and Tripp ribbon microphone products.