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The Shure Beta 58A is a high-output supercardioid dynamic vocal microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. It has become a leading choice among vocalists and touring professionals worldwide.The Beta 58A maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This insures high gain before feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off-axis tone coloration. The Beta 58A has a shaped frequency response that is ideal for closeup vocals. The superb performance of this microphone is not affected by rough handling because of its rugged construction, proven shock mount system, and hardened steel mesh grille.Shure BETA 58A Features Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff to control proximity effect Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain before feedback and superior rejection of offaxis sound Neodymium magnet for high signaltonoise output Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and abuse Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration Minimally effected by varying load impedance Legendary Shure quality and reliability Shure BETA 58A Specifications Type: Dynamic (moving coil) Frequency Response: 50 to 16,000 Hz Polar Pattern: Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency. Output Level (at 1,000 Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -51.5 dBV/Pa* (2.6 mV) / *1 Pa = 94 dB SPL Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 ohms (290 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low Z Phasing: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3. Case: Silver blue enamel-painted die cast metal with hardened, matte-finished, spherical steel mesh grille. Adjustable, Stand Adapter Slip-in microphone mounting, unbreakable, adjustable through 180 degrees with standard 5/8"-27 thread, black finish. Net Weight: 278 grams (9.92 oz)


Recording pop vocals with a $250 or less dynamic mic: which would you choose?

I was looking at the Beta 58a. How do you regard that for this application?

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Bright dynamic mic with great feedback rejection?

Your description sounds very much like my own struggles with my own voice. I've been through RE-20, RE-520 (condenser), Shure Beta58, Beyer M88, and eventually fell in love with Sennheiser MD-441. It has a "brilliance" switch and also 5 bass-rolloff settings ranging from "Music" to "Speech". I ended up with roll-off one click below...

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