Shure SM58 microphone

10 Things You Might Not Know About the SM58 Mic

It’s time for some additional insight into the world’s favorite microphone, the Shure SM58; a legendary dynamic cardioid microphone. Shure provided a list of 10 things you probably don’t know about the SM58.There is a very high chance if you Google “microphone” you’ll find pictures of several Shure SM58s.

As an audio engineer I have a gear obsession, and I love Shure microphones. In fact, the entire industry loves them. The Shure SM58 is the microphone of choice for engineers and recording artists, and its use spans across practically every genre and application.

Here’s a video of “Shure Mike” testing the durability of the 58 with a rifle.

It’s design has been barely unchanged for decades. Practically indestructible and widely versatile, the SM58 is a must-have for any live sound or recording engineer. The capsule design is renowned for it’s simplicity and reliability, and is exactly the same as the twin SM57. With a solid price point of around $99, why wouldn’t you throw one in the bag?

Here is the list of “10 Things You Might Not know About The SM58” on the Shure Blog.

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