SM58 Facts vs. Fiction—Part 4

Davida Rochman | October 22, 2012 SM58 Facts vs. Fiction—Part 4

Our video series about the SM58® is designed to help our blog readers separate fact from fiction about this legendary microphone.  In Part 1, we discussed the myth "old technology".  In Part 2, we discussed the myth that the SM58's grille should never dent. In Part 3, we discussed the myth that the SM58 causes feedback.

In our final Part 4 video, we discuss the myth that the SM58 is not supposed to have 'proximity effect.'

Get up close and personal with an SM58, and the sound gets all warm and deep.  It's called 'proximity effect'.  In this video, Shure's Chad Wiggins explains that this is perfectly normal – and how a savvy singer can use it creatively.


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Davida Rochman

Davida Rochman

A Shure associate since 1979, Davida Rochman graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and never imagined that her first post-college job would result in a lifelong career that had her marketing microphones rather than speaking into them. Today, Davida is a Corporate Public Relations Manager, responsible for public relations activities, sponsorships, and donation programs that intersect with Shure at the corporate and industry level.