Differences between the Shure SM57 Beta A and the SM58 Beta A

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by JKoeth, Jun 10, 2006.


  1. JKoeth

    JKoeth Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a new vocal mic for live use. I may also use it to record guitar cabs. Can anyone describe the differences?
     
  2. JKoeth

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    Here's a link from Shure:

    http://www.shure.com/ProAudio/Products/WiredMicrophones/index.htm

    The thing is, I've noticed many singers using the SM57 Beta A for vocals. The site lists the SM57 Beta A as an instrument mic and the SM58 Beta A as a vocal mic. Obviously there are more applications than that. I am just curious of your thoughts.
     
  3. Strat-o-Ck

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    I've always wondered the same thing.
     
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    Jamie,

    Outside of a Royer 122 ribbon microphone (my current favorite mic now & I have 35 mics FYI) I'd pick up an Audio-Technica ATM29HE and be done with it.
    This is one of my first choice dynamic mics or and it walks all over an SM-57 or a Beta 57/58 etc. Much cheaper too!
     
  5. JKoeth

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    Thanks Dean!

    What applications do you use it for?

    My RRB ROCKS by the way!!!
     
  6. elambo

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    So you're liking the Royer over the Beyer? I'm not surprised. :BEER
     

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