SM7 & SM57 - can't go wrong
Vocalists tend to really like the sm7 since they can hold it while singing
Yup, was It has a weird EQ that worked well with some mixers but not others. And we were working in rooms were I needed a cardiod vs super-cardiod.mijknahs wrote:I thought the D5 was your favorite mic. What is your personal "go to" mic now?strumminsix wrote:Sennheiser e935, e945, e609
Shure SM57, SM58
The D5 sits in my back-up case.
Charlie wrote:There are plenty of better mics in a studio situation but for gigs you can't go past 58s for vocal mics. They sound good and you can drop onto concrete from six foot in the air and they still work. Most instrumentalists I know prefer 57s but my current sax player also likes to play through a 58.
Yes, I can easily pass them over every night I take the stage. I bring mics to sound gigs and sound 10x better than with 58s and I'll toss an e609 in front of my amp every day and leave the 57 in my gig bag next the 58 both as back-ups. I can guarantee you that for every 4 vocalists you work at least 1 will do better with another mic in a similar price range. Take the Senn 835 for example. VERY good for both male and female vocals where they sound ok with 58s but something is missing. There are some Audix that will fall under that umbrella too!Charlie wrote:There are plenty of better mics in a studio situation but for gigs you can't go past 58s for vocal mics. They sound good and you can drop onto concrete from six foot in the air and they still work. Most instrumentalists I know prefer 57s but my current sax player also likes to play through a 58.
e935=cardiodmijknahs wrote:If you had to pick between them, which one? e935 or e945? What's the diff?strumminsix wrote:Now I'm completely satisfied and loving the e935 & e945 in EVERY room.
jeffm725 wrote: One other thing that I like the EV over the Sennheiser and to me it is important (especially in the smaller rooms) is that the EV does a much better job of rejecting noise and bleed from all directions. The Sennheiser 935 is a very sensitive and hot mic. Our lead guitar player is using a 935 still, and when he is not singing and not in front of his mic (and he only sings a one or 2 songs a gig tops) his Sennheiser will pick up his guitar signal from 10-12 feet away and it will sound through the PA like his amp is mic'd right on the CAB!
The EV doesnt do that.