Written by Cory Lorentz on December 29, 2016 under Live
Few pieces of gear inspire so much passion and loyalty as Shure’s SM58. From Led Zeppelin to Henry Rollins, admiring musicians have helped turn this microphone into an icon over the past 50 years.
Written by Soren Pedersen on November 30, 2016
Earned in the Quality Lab, the SM58’s reputation for durability is strengthened every time the mic bests a real-world customer challenge. Check out these torturous SM58 stories from inside and outside Shure HQ.
Written by Michael Pettersen on October 20, 2016
How did the SM58 achieve its signature sound? Shure Historian Michael Pettersen breaks it down in three easy (depending on your technical expertise) pieces.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 23, 2014 under Microphones
When used on the road, mic grills will inevitably receive abuse. We look at how the Shure SM58 grill is designed to dent – protecting your microphone.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 9, 2014 under News
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. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 22, 2012
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on October 19, 2012 under Webinars
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 15, 2012
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 8, 2012
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 1, 2012
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! […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 4, 2011 under Live
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on December 7, 2007
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.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 19, 2018 under Home Recording
Want to build your own home recording studio, but aren’t sure how to get started? From considering acoustics to choosing the right gear, we’ve got everything you need to know.
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