Live vocal microphone
Posted on March 17, 2010 by Paul | 2 Comments | Jump to Comments Box Below
When choosing a microphone, you should choose one that will suit your unique voice. You will also need to consider the set-up on your stage and whether your mic will pick up sounds from instruments behind you, etc. Try to get assistance from a sound technician with a good ear and an understanding of stage acoustics.
Having said that, I have tried numerous microphones over the years but invariably return to a Shure SM-58. They have been around since the 60’s and I’ve not found a microphone that sounds as great and works as well as this model. I’ve been at many venues where other microphones are used and when issues arise during sound check, I generally ask if they have an old 58 lying around. Substituting that mic always solves the problem, no exceptions.