Shure SM58 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone
The Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Mic is used by top artists around the world. Its ability to isolate vocals and cut out background noise make it an industry favourite.
You can depend on the SM58 to do your voice justice. Exceptional performance and build quality have earnt it a legendary reputation both in the recording studio and on-stage.
It's no surprise that when The Killers cut Mr Brightside, when Patti Smith gave power to the people, and when Public Enemy brought the noise, they were all holding an SM58.
You’ve heard the Shure SM58 a thousand times before. Tuned to deliver the warmth of your voice and project it over the crowds. It’s ideal for lead singers, back-up singers, and public speakers.
Since going on sale in 1966, the SM58 has become the industry standard. Designed from the very beginning for life on the road. It became famous for its toughness and steel mesh filter that reduces wind and ‘pop’ noises - it picks up your voice and nothing else.
The SM58 has a signature sound that was created for live music. Shure achieved it by boosting the mid-range. This little trick means it doesn’t matter who uses it, their voice will cut through the mix.
The sound profile was also designed with a cardioid polar pattern and ‘bass roll-off’. This feature allows for the ‘proximity effect’ (increasing bass by moving closer to the mic) letting singers make changes to their vocal tone on the fly.
The clear sound is never interrupted either. The SM58 stops noise from vibrations and handling of the microphone, thanks to a built-in shock mount that protects the clarity of your voice.
You can expect the SM58 to withstand the wear and tear of touring. Shure went to great lengths to make sure the SM58 would still work, even after serious damage. Built from an all-metal construction, using heat and water-resistant adhesives, the microphone cartridge is protected to deliver years of great performance.
You can be confident of its durability - Shure tried freezing it, cooking it, and submerging it. They even dropped it from a 7-storey building and it still worked! Once you know that, you understand why it’s the microphone The Rolling Stones go on tour with.