Philip Harvey, Lorde's Front of House Engineer for the Pure Heroine Tour, whe... more
Philip Harvey, Lorde's Front of House Engineer for the Pure Heroine Tour, when asked about what kind of Mics she uses said: “She’s using a Shure Beta58. I love the SM58 as a go-to mic but I’ve never been a huge fan of the Beta58. But it suits her voice best."
Along with finding the best Vocal mic for Lorde, they went through plenty of other great mics but the Shure Beta58 proved to fit her voice the best. “Very early on in the piece, after learning she didn’t have a ‘favourite’ mic, I lined up a bunch that had worked for me over the years on various artists. We tried the Telefunken M80, a mic I’ve had great success with; the Sennheiser MD431, another great vocal mic; and the Heil PR35… all brilliant mics. But none of them fit. And during a European promotion run prior to the tour — where we’d do TV and radio spots — Ella would keep wanting to return to the Beta58 and I had to agree; it provides the most open sound for her voice.”