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  • Shure SE1

    Shure SE1 - moosers's review


    The Shure SE1 is a tube phono preamp (not a mic preamp) that can be used for a variety of purposes. You won't really see this in recording studios, but rather you'll see it in an audiophile's home audio set up (if those still exist) or maybe even in…

  • Shure SM58

    Shure SM58 - "Great first mic.."


    Well, we all know about the ol Shure SM58! This has probably been everyone’s first mic. This mic is better for live performance than it is for studio recording. Because when recording in the studio with this mic there seemed to be more air than norm…

  • Shure SM57

    Shure SM57 - "The quintessential instrument mic"


    You know this mic. The dynamic SM57 Legendary for guitar and studio vocals. Almost everyone has used one at some time or another. Great both live and in the studio. People say these have 101 uses. What more can you say? OVERALL OPINION As a gui…

  • Shure SM87

    Shure SM87 - Kierkes's review


    The Shure SM87 microphone is that next little nudge the Shure gives you before shoving you into Beta condenser territory. And what a nudge it is. In a nutshell, the Shure SM87 does deliver very crisp and clean, but warm sound. I am putting a lot of e…

  • Shure SM86

    Shure SM86 - Kierkes's review


    The Shure SM86 is a condenser microphone in the legendary SM line of microphones. Of course, Shure's nomenclature for its microphones is a little bit irrelevant, considering the company seems to be revising microphones and putting them in different l…

  • Shure Beta 87A

    Shure Beta 87A - Kierkes's review


    To me, Shure's Beta microphones, especially the companies condensers, like this microphone I am reviewing right now, have always stood in a strange place to me. Call me a quintessential slave to marketing, but I never even thought about the Beta hand…

  • Shure PG58

    Shure PG58 - Kierkes's review


    The Shure PG58 is Shure's entry level dynamic vocal microphone. It has a cardioid pickup pattern. This should leave the uneducated reader assuming that this is just a slightly lesser version of the venerable SM58. It is not. Do not be fooled. If you …

  • Shure PG52

    Shure PG52 - Kierkes's review


    The Shure PG52 is Shure's entry level kick drum microphone, and before I go any further, if you want a kick drum microphone from Shure, look to the Beta 52A. The PG52 is not bad per se, however, in a world of fantastic kick drum microphones, it canno…

  • Shure Beta 56A

    Shure Beta 56A - Kierkes's review


    The Shure Beta 56A is a microphone touted as a drum and instrument microphone from Shure, but I am not acquainted with anyone who actually uses these little beauties for anything but drum mic'ing. The first thing to note is the the microphones themse…

  • Shure PG56

    Shure PG56 - Kierkes's review


    The Shure PG56 is an impressively small microphone designed specifically with drums in mind. It is a direct alternative to the SM57's, and often, the PG56 works better due to its small size. Once, a drummer came in and had no idea that he was being m…