#1
Hey everyone, I am just getting a band together. Mostly reggae influenced, with quite a lot of blue and rock. I am going to be the lead vocalist. So now I am looking into getting my equipment. My voice has been compared to G. Love and Miles Doughty(of Slightly Stoopid). I sing, not yell though, and rhyme to the music so I need something that can handle that. I have looked at Shure SM57/8(because of searching the forum), but I really have no idea. I'm willing to spend $100-300 on a mic, and $200-500, maybe $600 but I'd like to keep it lower than that., on the PA/Speaker/everything else I need.

Here's videos of the 2 guys I mentioned so you can get a brief idea of how I sound, as I don't have a camcorder or anything to record with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stOfN0y_bpo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cewrR0niqIc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMRDdCV9irc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P0jwn1XAh4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmKRIfieaBQ
#2
Can't go much wrong with a 57/58

If it's gonna be used solely for vox, get a 58. Want it for guitars too, go for a 57. They're both the same mike, just with a different top AFAIK
#3
Yeah, it's just for vocals. So for my price range that would be the best mic?

Also, any suggestions for the rest of the setup?

Thanks everyone, I'm new to live stuff, at least with vocals.
#4
The seinhenser e835 is also a very good budget mic, it's as good as the SM58
#5
Okay, I think I've decided on the Sennheiser e935, and Phonic Powerpod 780/S715 PA Package from what I've found out. If anyone has suggestions for anything else feel free to share.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-780-S715-PA-Package?sku=630490
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Sennheiser-935-Cardioid-Dynamic-Microphone?sku=276672


Can you guys tell me what you think?
Thanks again!
Last edited by Ramblin'_Man at Oct 12, 2009,
#6
Quote by sgwielder
Can't go much wrong with a 57/58

If it's gonna be used solely for vox, get a 58. Want it for guitars too, go for a 57. They're both the same mike, just with a different top AFAIK



not exactly, they don't have the exact same frequency responses


sm57:


sm58:


where left is low and right is high (duh)


as for the mic, you can't go wrong with sennheiser, they do some amazing microphones
Last edited by Darkflame at Oct 12, 2009,