[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Fri Dec 28 00:18:45 UTC 2012

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 03:46:49PM -0800, Len Ovens wrote:
> Still I guess you can use the sm58 to help build the stage...
> No they don't sound very natural. They aren't used in way that helps
> either... less than an inch away from the mouth.

IMHO in most cases they sound horrible, and the sound changes
all the time unless they are kept at exactly the same distance.
I've started giving singers etc. a Beyer M58 instead. This is
an omni dynamic, originally designed for ENG/EFP so it can take
some abuse. It works very well for singers, and when used
outdoors it picks up much less wind noise than an SM58.


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It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)

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