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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2007, 03:11:24 AM »

 

I think I got more than I bargained for heheheh.
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2007, 06:30:44 PM »

I hope this is not off topic...

I know Ron is the resident member infected with MAS.  Since we are on the topic I want to ask Ron, what's the major practical difference between the SM58 and Beta 58 for voice recording?
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2007, 01:14:31 AM »

These are the main differences between the SM58 and Beta58 (from the Shure website):

Beta 58 versus SM58:
Polar pattern: Beta58 = supercardioid; SM58 = cardioid

Output level: Beta58 is 4dB hotter than SM58

Handling noise: Beta58 is quieter than SM58

Grill: Beta58 has a hardened grill that is very difficult to dent

Frequency response: Beta58 has extended low end and high end compared to SM58

Both mics are designed for live use (and have a frequency response tailored to punch through a loud band mix), not recording, although there is no reason you can't use them to record with.
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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2007, 05:50:16 AM »

So I guess it's just which ever you prefer.
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2007, 11:16:01 AM »

Yes, there is enough difference in the characteristics of each mic, and how they respond to your particular voice and style, that you really should audition them before buying.
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007, 05:11:38 PM »

Thanks Ron, appreciate that.  Solution... one of each 
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2007, 04:30:53 AM »

Hi everyone - thanks for all the great information and advice everyone has given me. I ended up with a studio pack Audio Technica that came with the AT2020 and AT2021. Thanks to exPatCanucks great soundclips and recommending this mic. I also picked up a Zoom MRS-1608. Work has been so busy lately though that I have not even opened the boxes for either! And tomorrow is Sat and I gots to go back to work on the weekend!
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