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  • Stage Vocal Mic?

    Hi, I'm looking for a stage mic with low proximity effect and more clarity than the "industry standard"...

    I have been using an SM58 for years now, but I have a very wide dynamic range in my voice and when I back off the mic for loud bits, the proximity effect causes the bass to drop out making my voice sound thin and shrill (which is not true to the sound of my loud voice offstage). I also find them generally a bit muddy, particularly when I'm talking between songs.

    I've currently got my eye on:

    1. Audio Technica AT2010
    2. Rode M2
    3. Blue enCORE series

    Do any of you have any experience with these in comparison to a 58?

    I play solo acoustic shows.

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    Eq your mic differently when you talk, and turn down the echo/reverb. Try a Neumann handheld condensor.

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    • ASoRelle
      ASoRelle commented
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      I do some solo acoustic stuff too, as well as 4 piece. I've had good luck with the Beta SM58. it's a much better mic than the regular SM58. I've also heard really good things about the EV N/D967. Was considering picking one up.