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    Default Sometimes a 58 is the right answer

    I'm on a particularly busy week of shows in a couple of venues. Different rigs and mic packages and different groups. A handful of very different singers at the different shows.

    Even though I have some fancy pants mics available to me, this week a good ole sm58 ended up being the right answer. Funny really. It would be easy to overthink it. I tried some other mics in rehearsals guessing what would work, but end of the day the 58 just served the show better.

    Sometimes all you need is a 58.
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    Default Re: Sometimes a 58 is the right answer

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    Default Re: Sometimes a 58 is the right answer

    I'd mention that sometimes the stage strike is a confusing maelstrom of hustling stagehands and road cases that belong to who-knows-exactly...and it's just not as much of a crisis if you eventually discover that YOUR 58's ended up in THEIR roadcase.

    Try that same sentence with your Royers or your Lewetts.
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    Default Re: Sometimes a 58 is the right answer

    I'd mention that sometimes the stage strike is a confusing maelstrom of hustling stagehands and road cases that belong to who-knows-exactly...and it's just not as much of a crisis if you eventually discover that YOUR 58's ended up in THEIR roadcase.

    Try that same sentence with your Royers or your Lewetts.
    That's why mic and DI collection is the very first thing I do when the monitor mix engineer.
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