Shure SM 57 or SM 58???

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Joeytpg, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joeytpg

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    i need to buy a mic, i'll be using it for a few things such as Vocals, guitar amp (acoustic and electric guitar, both distortion and clean) and some Bass. But the Main thin will be Vocals. Which one should i get??!?!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Go with the SM58 - it's designed for vocals and performs as well as the SM57 on guitar and bass :)
     
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    beatsme

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    #3
    for bass

    as far as bass goes, you might try just plugging the bass right into the board and recording it dry. You can add EQ and amp modeling (if you want) later. That's how I do it, and with a little EQ fiddling I've been able to get pretty much any sound I want. It's an easy way to avoid "rattle" i.e. things vibrating because of the bass amp. Also keeps the neighbors happy :)

    get a good compressor, too, if you haven't got one already. I've got a DigiTech XSeries compressor for my bass...works wonders.

    cheers
     
  4. macrumors newbie

    Spankenrear

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    Buy a SM58, if you record something that you feel needs more of a SM57 sound just take off the screen, it will sound pretty much the same as a 57. Both mics have the same capsule.
     

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