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What vocal mics are the singers out there using live?

#21 User is offline   blindboygrunt 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:30 AM

Thereís professional musicians who arenít as fussy as forumites 😂
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:08 AM

 blindboygrunt, on 14 September 2018 - 07:30 AM, said:

Thereís professional musicians who arenít as fussy as forumites 😂

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:13 AM

Bit of an update based on an experince last night.

Ive tried out yesterday taking lead vocals with a friends group, who are lets say hard rock focused.

Quite a stretch for me vocally as im not used to belting my voice, but I like the genre, but the interesting thing i noticed was that the SM-58 really struggled to cut through the mix, over the thick and razor sharp LP guitars. Took out the 58Beta and with the extra crispness and hotter signal was able to cut through the mustard.

So, the learning is it also really depends on the context and the job that needs to be done.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:57 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 14 September 2018 - 07:30 AM, said:

Thereís professional musicians who arenít as fussy as forumites 😂


I'd concur, but with a but....

I know musicians -- bands and solo acts -- who tour and while they aren't going to wind up on the cover of Rolling Stone, they do ok. They carry their own mics because they never know for sure what they are going to encounter when they get to a venue. They play a variety of venues and house gear can vary widely. Taking mics they are familiar with just gives them one more thing they are able to control.
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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:28 AM

 dhanners623, on 17 September 2018 - 06:57 AM, said:

I'd concur, but with a but....

I know musicians -- bands and solo acts -- who tour and while they aren't going to wind up on the cover of Rolling Stone, they do ok. They carry their own mics because they never know for sure what they are going to encounter when they get to a venue. They play a variety of venues and house gear can vary widely. Taking mics they are familiar with just gives them one more thing they are able to control.



Oh I absolutely agree with that
Iíve my sm58beta in my gig bag at all times , but I really donít think it would matter a toss what I had in there performance wise
Itís just what the wife bought me 😂
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Posted 17 September 2018 - 12:21 PM

I use the SM58 also. For around $90 or so, it's a good deal. I'm not The Stones or Dylan and the Shure works well for me. Music gear, just like the actual instrument, is a very personal thing. You use what you are comfortable with. At wineries and coffeehouses, I don't think the listeners would notice the different nuances between the Shure and a mic that is more expensive. There are definitely top notch professional mics out there if one is willing to spend the bucks. You have to decide if the differences between good, better, and best are worth the price. Unless you've got a really cheapy mic, most audiences won't discern or care about the differences.

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