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Shure mic blog on choosing a live mic


  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,560Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro

    I like the sound of the SM86.

    The rest sound muddy on the low end to me.




  • NoGutsNoGloryNoGutsNoGlory Posts: 4Member
    I would agree with that Bob. I, like many others, have tried a variety of different mics over the years and have settled on an sm86 when performing live. It has so much presence and just seems to make singing a bit more effortless especially when I am pacing myself during a long or demanding set.
  • AlyonaAlyona Posts: 288Member, Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
    Also depends on the voice I think. For my voice (I'm a rocker dramatic soprano kind of a voice) Shure 58 is the best. I have the old one - 25 years or older.
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