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nickname00928/08/2011

L'avis de nickname009 (contenu en anglais)

Shure SM58
Polar Pattern
Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency

Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz Open Circuit Voltage)
-54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV)
1 Pa = 94 dB SPL

Impedance
Rated impedance is 150 ohms (300 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance

Polarity
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3

OVERALL OPINION

The 58 is sort of like the 57 with a different front as most people have argued. They both seem to have the same type of sound, that is with enhanced presence and upper midrange and not much low end. These are good for vocals and increases the presence through the mix for most people. I've used the 58 like a 57 for experiments and have found that it doesn't quite suit the job as a 57 would and is definitely geared more for straight forward vocals.

Compared to the 57 there are slight differences, the 57 actually seems to have a bit more low end overall while the 58 is a bit cleaner and clearer in general. The 58 has become the worldwide industry standard microphone that you'll see on every stage from small to stadium-sized. It's a decent sounding mic and relatively well priced. There have been many variations made of this microphone with slight EQ tweaks and what not but in my opinion for a dynamic vocal mic it really doesn't take much in terms of a mic to get some good sounds if you start with the SM58.

For live use, I'd say these are the SM58 vocal mics and SM57 mics are the ones to be looking at, for recording purposes they are decent but if you can spend a bit on decent condenser mics you may be better off. I've personally stopped recording with dynamic mics for most situations (minus drums) but for live it's almost absolutely necessary as most stages aren't totally capable of handling condenser mics in a good manner.

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polishdog9026/08/2011

L'avis de polishdog90 (contenu en anglais)"Live Vocals?"

Shure SM58
Specification Detail
Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz-15kHz
Impedance 150 ohms
Length 6.38"
Width 2"
Depth 2"
Weight .66 lbs.

This mic is the "live vocal" microphone. Go to any bar/venue and check out what people are singing through and chances are it will be a sm58. That being said, it can be applied to many other instruments. Its essentially the same mic as the sm57 but with a pop filter. This is so that you can get up close and yell intro the microphone without creating to many painful pop noises. It also means that this mic can be used on almost any source and sound pretty good. Some engineers claim that you can mic anything with a sm57 so the same is true with a sm58. It has a slightly lower presence peak in the 8-11 kh range due to the pop filter but that is hardly noticeable to the common ear.

OVERALL OPINION

I really like this mic. It's prefect for live sound on most instruments, especially vocals because of the pop filter. I generally don't use it on most studio recordings. I have access to a bunch of sm57s so I generally use those instead but you could definitely use this on guitar, drums, percussion, or anything really. It's really nice on loud sound sources. It's a bit of a darker mic but I think that adds some interesting character to certain instruments (guitar, snare drum, etc). For the price ($100) you can't really beat this mic (except with maybe an sm57). I would definitely buy another if I lost mine. It's great for live vocals but it will sound good on most things.
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JackLudden10/08/2008

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Shure SM58
The SM58 is a dynamic microphone. It should primarily be used for live vocals. This is the mic that you see at almost every live performance you've been to, except for maybe the higher end concerts that would have something nicer. Being a cardioid dynamic mic, it is well suited for close mic'ing an isolated source in a noisy environment (ie, stage).

Stick this mic right up to a singer's mouth and you will get minimal bleed from the other instruments on-stage. The frequency response also is tailored for this use. It has a low frequency roll-off to account for the proximity effect that will be caused by someone singing with the mic right on their lips. There is also a presence boost in its frequency response, so this should help the vocals cut through a bit better.

Additionally, the head of the mic is encased in a wire grill over some foam, so this will help to reduce the plosive sounds you'll get from a singer.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using these since about 6 years ago. It is pretty much the standard live vocal mic. It definitely gets the job done just fine, and at an attractive price. If I had to complain, you could say the highs can be a little dull, but frankly this is less important in a live setting - you wouldn't really want to use this for recording, when a condenser mic would be best.

They are also extremely durable - I've dropped SM58's so many times and they always work just fine. And if you dent the grill on the end and you need your mics to be in pristine condition - Shure sells replacement grills. Another benefit this has is due to the fact that it's a cardiod, if you keep it faced toward the band, and behind your main PA (so that your mic never faces the fronts of the speakers) you can dramatically reduce chance of feedback, because the mic is going to reject sound source from behind it.

I've used many similar products, and at this price range, for a live vocal mic you can't go wrong. Not only would I buy it again - I have - I own a few of them. Any band who wants to start getting some of their own performance equipment should definitely invest in one or more of these mics, until such time they can afford much higher priced alternatives.