Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating the Shure SM58, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Narrator] And here's the frequency response chart … for the Shure SM58, … probably the most popular mic of all time. … This mic, Shure even calls it a vocal microphone, … but you see it all the time, it's used in every top-level … live performance, it's used in the studio for certain things … but when you look at it's frequency response chart … you can tell that it is definitely not a flat responding … microphone, it's way more sensitive in the high end, … has a little dip here around seven K and then goes back up … around nine K and the ramps down pretty quickly after that … and it also rolls off on the low end, … down here around 100 Hertz, it rolls off quite a bit. … When we see a frequency response chart like this … it tells us something … and the fact that it rolls off in the low end, … that characteristic usually means that the microphone's … designed to be used in close proximity to the source, … that's what their strength is. … One of the things that's really nice about the SM57 and 58 …
- Wireless mics
- Handling noise
- Operating principles
- Shaping the pickup pattern
- Operating condenser
- Using high-pass filters
- Evaluating mics and mic specs
Skill Level Beginner
Video Production: Location Audio Recordingwith Anthony Q. Artis1h 23m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Microphone Fundamentals
2. Operating Principles
3. Understanding Mic Specs
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