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Another SM58 - SM57 Question

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by XevKai, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. XevKai

    XevKai Guest

    Hails all,

    Vocally is there a big difference between the 57 and 58? Would it be worth trying to use both when recording demo vocals? Right now im not looking for an awesome sound otherwise, I'd use better Mics but off hand I have a SM57, and a few 58's. Is there a large difference frequecy-wise in the two mics? I always thought they were pretty much the same save the covers.
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    they are the same mics except for the wind screens. use either one for recording vocals. the 58 with the wind screen might be a little better but not much of a difference on the vox
  3. XevKai

    XevKai Guest

    Thats what I thought. Thanks, any ideas on some good lowend Condenser Mics? Im just looking for demos, and a little more range than the 58.
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I hear good things about the Kel mics and the AT 2020- they are in that range of the 57's 58's. the kel mics have an unconditional money back guareantee
  5. XevKai

    XevKai Guest

    Kel, I'll looking to them. The AT2020 I've heard of before. I'll give em both a shot! Thanks!
  6. GCPA845

    GCPA845 Guest

    I use a Rode Nt1A for a lot of vocals... Under 200 bucks and sounds great! For a lot of female vocals I use either a MXL 900 or a MXL V67. Also cheaper mics, but sound good when recorded onto 2 inch... I like the warm sound of analog....
  7. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    I know other people who like the NT1As also. One thing I find annoying is how zzounds charges 25% extra per mic for matched pairs:

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