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  • Recommendations on Live vocal mics for a female voice? (Singing Teachers)

    Posted by Unknown Member on August 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    This is an un-teacher related post but 100% a singer related one:

    Recommendations on Live vocal mics for a female voice? Currently using an SM58 but after an upgrade. I’m not a huge fan of the Beta however (which I know is controversial!) Does anyone use anything else that they would suggest?

    Guest Teacher replied 8 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Ben Reeves

    Member
    August 19, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Shure SM58 is the universal golden standard for live vocal mics, why would you want anything else? Shouldn’t make a difference re. male/female as far as I am aware.

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Just after something with a bit more clarity. I will never get rid of my 58 (it’s like my baby) but just fancied something a little more pro 😜

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Member
    August 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Me and maryanne use a sennheiser e835- really warm sound / not expensive and recommended- I got a fancy Neumann afew years ago but needs phantom power and actually the sennheiser sounds better through most PA’s – hope that helps x

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I was debating getting the sennheiser. I’ve been looking into the whole cardioid vs. hypercardioid thing and just started confusing myself!

  • Kat Hunter

    Member
    August 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Also you might be surprised how different the 57 and 58 feel. They have the same diaphragm, same everything essentially but the 57 has the grill removed and therefore is usually used as an instrumental mic. But I LOVE singing into the 57 because you can use more proximity effect which gives you more mids to your voice (which is nice for high female singers like myself who feel a little bit top-heavy as far as frequencies go).

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Oooooh that’s an option I haven’t thought of before! Thanks Kat

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