The KSM8 vocal microphone is an attempt at rectifying some of the issues that were present with the SM58. These issues were rectified without having the need to resort to active circuitry or a condenser capsule. The biggest development with this microphone overall was the development of the capsule in general which has replaced the standard cartridge from the SM58.
- The Shure SM58 is the vocal microphone to beat for live performances. It’s a standard issue on most stage riders, and every venue will have at least one.
- Even in studios, the SM58 is popular as dynamic nature of the mic can act as natural compression and EQ compared to the more detailed condenser mics.
- Vocal microphones are very much a personal thing, and every professional vocalist should try out several before picking the one they want to use.
“The Shure SM58 is the vocal microphone to beat for live performance.”