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Old 2011-05-03, 02:55
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The SM58 is specifically designed for vocals. The SM57 is an 'instrument microphone' specifically designed for acoustic and/or amplified instruments (drums, guitar/bass cabinets, brass, acoustic guitars etc). It can be used for vocals though, depending on your personal preference. My ol' man uses a SM57 for vocals because it has a very 'punchy' aggressive sound. You have to sing directly into it though, you can't go a bit off to the side like you can with vocal mics. You also have to get your mouth RIGHT up to it; you can't be too far back, or it will produce a very weak sound.

Matt Harvey from Exhumed uses a SM57 for live vocals, and it sounds fucking awesome.
Originally Posted by Paddy
Chances are there have been Irish in every corner of the world, no matter how remote. Our semen is listed in the World Health Organisation's Big Book of Pestilential Materials.
Originally Posted by CompelledToLacerate
God, the Japanese are so weird. This HAS to be the long term effects of the atom bombs. No one is that weird on purpose.
Originally Posted by Gomli
The slams in that song always kill me. First time I heard that song I was like "Too much heaviness - brain collapse" but now I could murder my family to that one
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