I'm still dealing with the live recording vocal mic selection delima. We went with a beta 87a - and its a great mic - but not in this case. I think its thinning his voice out too much. (two examples) http://hummel-plum.com/ftp/tim/11s2.mp3 (slower song - quieter vox level - b87a) http://hummel-plum.com/ftp/tim/12s2.mp3 (faster song - louder vox level b87a) I'm wondering what your thoughts are on either a beta 57 or beta 58. ___________________________________________________ we've recorded with sm58 before http://hummel-plum.com/ftp/pretty_girls.mp3 (rec w/ sm58) - but wanted to look at something better (if possible). okay - enough of my rambling . . . thanks for reading! scott sends . . .