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My Mom's SM58
Editorial

My Mom’s SM58

A few years ago, I lost my SM58 at a gig. As I scrambled about the festival grounds desperately searching for it and fighting back tears, I was met with curious looks and questioning eyes. Why the dramatics over a $100 mic that was so easily replaceable? One reason: that SM58 belonged to my mother. […]
SM58 - A Haiku
Artists

SM58 – A Haiku

The news of Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s death yesterday saddened me. We lost one of the most creative human beings of our time. He enchanted us with his magical realism that combined everyday fiction with the most incredible and improbable characters and narrative which hypnotized you with every word. He also had […]
Education

SM58 Facts vs. Fiction—Part 4

Our video series about the SM58® is designed to help our blog readers separate fact from fiction about this legendary microphone.  In Part 1, we discussed the myth “old technology”.  In Part 2, we discussed the myth that the SM58’s grille should never dent. In Part 3, we discussed the myth that the SM58 causes […]
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Events

November Webinar: The Story of the SM58

Our free Learning Center webinar series continues with a new offering for November: THURSDAY, November 8; The Story of the SM58® The Shure SM58 microphone has been the world’s most popular microphone for decades. Find out why in this 60-minute webinar. Chris Lyons, Technical and Educational Communications Manager, and a panel of SM58 experts will […]
Education

SM58 Facts vs. Fiction—Part 3

Our video series about the SM58® is designed to help our blog readers separate fact from fiction about this legendary microphone.  In Part 1, we discussed the myth “old technology”.  In Part 2, we discussed the myth that the SM58’s grille should never dent. In part 3, we discuss the myth that the SM58 causes […]
Education

SM58 Facts vs. Fiction—Part 2

Last week we launched a video series about the SM58® to help our blog readers separate fact from fiction about this legendary microphone.  In Part 1, we discussed the myth “old technology”. In Part 2, we discuss the myth that the SM58’s grille should never dent. Like scars on a heavyweight prize fighter, a bashed […]
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Education

SM58 Facts vs. Fiction!

The legendary Shure SM58® vocal microphone is the industry standard for live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Being the most popular microphone in the world creates a mystique, as well as, some myths!  To separate fact from fiction, we have put together a four part video series that sets the record straight—about the SM58! […]
Artists

SM58 Give It Voice Finalists Are Up! Vote Now!

We had a flurry of travel and great musicianship immediately following NAMM as our SM58® Give It Voice regional showcases got underway. Ryan Smith started in LA at The Roxy. Cory, Nelson, and I went to The Metro for the Chicago stop. Nelson jetted up to Toronto to hang at the Mod Club. Ryan was […]
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Education

SM57 and SM58® Inside the Legends

A Shure Educational Podcast We take a look at the history and technology of the legendary SM57 and SM58® microphones in this episode. A few highlights from the show include: the “drop test” and a testimonial from devoted SM58 user Henry Rollins. Tim Vear from Shure’s Applications Department is our guest.