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!
In Part I, we discuss the myth that the SM58 is “old technology”.
It’s true that the SM58 has been around longer than many bands. But believe it or not, the technology that makes it work is still cutting-edge today! In this video, Shure’s Chad Wiggins explains why other dynamic mic manufacturers work so hard at imitating the fabled 58 – and the one thing they all get wrong.
SM58 Facts vs Fiction Overview
- Part 1 – Myth: The SM58 is “old technology”
- Part 2 – Myth: The SM58 grille should never dent
- Part 3 – Myth: The SM58 causes feedback
- Part 4 – Myth: The SM58 is not supposed to have ‘proximity effect’