1. What does "side-address condenser" mean?
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages between the KSM27 & KSM32?
3. Which should I buy as a first microphone in a studio under the development stage?
1. Side address means that you sing/talk into the side of the microphone, not into the end. The SM58 is considered "end address".
3. We suggest that you visit a local Shure dealer and listen to both to see which you like better.