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    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.

    Shure SM-58 microphone

    John Waskey 27/04/11

    Paul, you have inspired me greatly as a worship/song writer. I’d really like to know what that deliscious reverb /delay setting is that you use with most of your recordings. It is so warm . Thanks

    Roger Wiser 04/01/12

    I agree with you on the sm58. if it ant broke dont fix. Thanks for all of your info.

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