#1
Hey all,

I'm going to buy a new mic. I need it for recording vocals, live performance and maybe even recording my guitar amp.
Any suggestions....
I was looking at the Shure SM58
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#2
SM57's are almost good for everything, SM58's are also pretty good. I'm not sure how well they do with instruments though.
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#3
SM58 is the standard, pretty much, for live vocals and some recording. Hell, they even use a 58 on the podium of the President. HOWEVER... for a decent recording of a cab/acoustic guitar, use some kind of condenser mic, even though a 58 will work ok. And use more than one mic to mic up your guitar... need some tips? PM me.
#4
if you want something that can do everything you said, the shure SM58 or the Samson - Q7 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone would be your best bets most likely. in all actuality, you really want more than one mic to do all of that. condensor mics are much better for recording vocals and acoustic guitars than dynamics are. dynamics are better for live use because condensors are more fragile. and the sm57 is one of the best mics you can use for micing a guitar amp, sounds great and isnt really expensive. the 57 and 58 are very similar tho, so getting the 58 would be good because it is more suited towards live vocal use. which means you can do some ok vocals and it works well for amp recording.
#5
ok then, thx to all....
I think I'll go with the sm58
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#6
If you want a mic strictly for vocals, then the SM58 is your mic. If you intend to use it for guitars as well, a 57 might be a better choice. 58s tend to be far too bright on guitars.
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