Written by Cory Lorentz on December 29, 2016 under Artists
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 under Education
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 under Education
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 Michael Pettersen on September 12, 2016 under Education
We’re celebrating the vocal mic’s 50th anniversary with true tales from its storied past, courtesy of Shure Historian Michael Pettersen.
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 Nelson Arreguín on April 18, 2014 under Artists
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 22, 2012 under Education
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 Events
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 under Education
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 under Education
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 under Education
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 Artists
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 under Education
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 Mike Petruccelli on October 17, 2016 under Education
If you’ve ever used a vocal microphone after someone with a cold, you know hygiene is reason #1 to bring your own microphone to gigs. Check out the other reasons here.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 14, 2016 under News
Find the perfect present for music and recording enthusiasts with our gift guide. We have suggestions for audiophiles, guitar gods, vinyl geeks, singers, frequent flyers, videographers, podcasters and more.
Written by Allison Wolcott on June 1, 2016 under EducationNews
Soren Pedersen outlines the recent updates to this handy online Shure mic comparison tool, gives a walk-through of how to use it, and explains how his team recorded all the samples in the most scientific conditions possible.
Written by John Born on May 11, 2016 under EducationNews
The new KSM8 Dualdyne does things once thought impossible in a dynamic microphone. Product manager John Born shares some secrets from the design team’s seven-year odyssey.
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