Used for The Edge's backing vocals on "Get On Your Boots, as stated by producer Declan Gaffney. > "When we were in France, we got this great vocal sound that Bono really liked, which was a [Shure] Beta 58, going through a 1091 and then an LA2A, into Pro Tools. I even A/B'ed the different 58s and Neves, and found my favourite LA2A, to get the best ones. I'm very proud of the vocal sound. I added a bit of compression while he was singing, and he got excited by that and adjusted his voice accordingly. When we were at Olympic, the vocal chain changed a little. I normally have two or three 58s up in a room, and at Olympic one of them would go through a Neve preamp and the LA2A, but the other would be Neve and then Distressor, and I actually preferred that sound. The LA2A sounded a little too thick. The Distressor had a sort of hardness that balanced the thickness out better. Edge's vocals were also recorded with one of the 58s.” Beta 58As were also used to mike The Edge's Fender Harvard amps on the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, as stated in [this Mix Online article](https://www.soundonsound.com/people/secrets-mix-engineers-declan-gaffney). > The Edge’s vocal headset is a Shure Beta 54. He has two Vox and one Fender Harvard guitar amps miked with Shure Beta 58As, and two Fender Deluxes miked with Shure SM57s.more
Used for "Get On Your Boots", as stated by producer Declan Gaffney. > Most of Bono's vocals were recorded through a Shure Beta 58 dynamic mic, with some EQ (including the Waves VEQ3, top) and heavy compression from the Fairchild 660 plug-in. No reverb was used, but Sound Toys' Echo Boy provided delay. > > (...) "When we were in France, we got this great vocal sound that Bono really liked, which was a [Shure] Beta 58, going through a 1091 and then an LA2A, into Pro Tools. I even A/B'ed the different 58s and Neves, and found my favourite LA2A, to get the best ones. I'm very proud of the vocal sound. I added a bit of compression while he was singing, and he got excited by that and adjusted his voice accordingly. When we were at Olympic, the vocal chain changed a little. I normally have two or three 58s up in a room, and at Olympic one of them would go through a Neve preamp and the LA2A, but the other would be Neve and then Distressor, and I actually preferred that sound. The LA2A sounded a little too thick. The Distressor had a sort of hardness that balanced the thickness out better.” The Beta 58A was later used for the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, as stated in [this Mix Online article](https://www.mixonline.com/live-sound/all-access-u2-innocence-experience-tour-2015-424970). > “Bono uses a standard Shure Beta 58A,” says his monitor engineer, Alastair McMillan. “Then I have an analog chain that goes directly into an SSL X desk to be summed with the SD7 outputs. It’s very clean in that classic SSL way and has loads of headroom, which was an important feature as his vocal is very dynamic. There’s something about his voice that hits the compressors and effects in a unique way. It’s impossible to replicate during setup! So I just have to start with a basic setting and dial it in once he starts singing.”more
"**Scott Weiland:** But back to the original question, one of the first pieces of gear I owned when we were playing little clubs all over LA and Orange County was an SM58. My first PA was a Shure VocalMaster; I bought it at a garage sale. Now I own my own studio in Burbank, and I have a whole locker filled with Shure stuff-Beta 57s, 58s, you name it. One day I brought my collection to a video shoot I was doing with the lead singer of Orgy. He broke like three of my mics in a matter of ten minutes. These were some of my best mics, and I was upset. But he promised to pay me back. Well, months and months went by. Finally, I had to call and say 'Look, if you don't send me a check for those mics I'm going to... [OTWS needs to put a big fat bleep in here. Use your imagination. Needless to say, Scott got his money. -ed.]' **OTWS:** Scott, you're now using a U24D/Beta 58A? wireless system... **Scott Weiland:** That mic is amazing, I've been astounded by the reliability of it. It's just there, always, and it has given me freedom. Before I latched on to this mic, with the way I move all over the place on stage, I was wrapping my cord around everyone's legs, as well as myself. Now that the cord is gone, I'm not limited to any one space, and I can go totally berserk."more
In the following SOS article, Trent Reznor's engineer said: "The music just flows out of Trent like no one else I've ever known, even though he'll burn brilliantly and then have to play video games for the next eight hours. As with any great artist, there's a lot of procrastination, but while he's playing one of those games his brain is still working and at any moment he could come up with something fantastic. That's why we'd always have to be ready to roll. If he suddenly said, 'I want to sing,' I'd hand him a [Shure] Beta 58 and run it through a Neve and [Universal Audio] LA2A. I had it set up so he could grab a mic, I'd hit two buttons and off we'd go. Most of the time he'd hand-hold a 58, but every once in a while we'd record his vocal with [an AKG] 414 because it captured the natural sound of him in a room, which he really liked. "He recorded 'Closer' with a Beta 58, and for some tracks he'd have it on a mic stand and perform right there in front of the console. In fact, when he did the vocal for 'Ruiner', he was lifting the mic stand, slamming its base into the wood floor and chipping it, while on another occasion he got so carried away that he sheared the knobs off some [Lexicon] PCM42s. There were three PCM42s in a row and he took the feedback and modulation knobs off every one of them. I was thinking, 'Fuck!' However, when he performed, the emotion came out, and in the case of 'Piggy' he was under the console singing into the Beta 58.”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.”more
Shure BETA 58A used for entire band's vocal until mid-2015. Hozier (himself) only changed his mic into Shure KSM8. But, other members still use Shure BETA58A. He again starts using BETA 58A for his vocal since late Feb 2016. You can see the video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E1c5egsJu0more
"When it comes to microphones, Deftones use all Shure products. Olech is working with Shure Beta 58 for the vocals, which is lead singer Chino Moreno’s favourite mic." - via [Total Production International magazine](http://www.tpimagazine.com/production-profiles/1865710/deftones_hit_the_uk_for_stripped_down_european_production.html)more
"Cave sings into a hard-wired Shure Beta 58A. His monitors of choice are Nexo PS15 wedges, and Blanch says he gives him a mix of his own lead vocal, drums and 'instruments that carry the melody that he needs to pitch off of'." In this picture it's easy to recognize the blue ring of the Beta58a. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Nick_Cave_3.jpgmore
"Vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale sings through a Shure Beta 58A. “Nothing is going to sound better on his vocal,” says front-of-house engineer/tour manager John Hagler, “especially to lift him above the guitars. I've tried to get away from using it, but every time I ended up just EQ'ing the thing to sound like a 58A, so I always go back to it.” His amps (below right) take two SM57s: one on the Marshall and one on the Vox."more
New recording artist with the #9 Billboard hit "Never Been A Moment", Micah Tyler is featured on this edition of EquipBoard.com's "Board Walk" feature. When asked what microphones he uses, he states at 0:43 that he is currently using one of Mercy Me's Shure Beta 58 but that he prefers to use the Telefunken M80 due to it's added "girth and bottom end on there."more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip is known to use a Beta 58 A on live vocals sometimes. Since 2006 Luke has been seen singing through a beta 58 A Live. Although not a popular studio microphone when blending 5 or 6 microphones together or layering different microphones on top of each other Luke has used the beta 58A on studio recordings. It is said the Shure Beta 58A was used tracking vocals on the Positive Mental Trip song “John The Baptist” from the 2017 PMT album. (“The Black And White Album”)more
I only just got this one so I can't really say much. Sounds decent, I will give it a try. Let's give it 4 stars first, the last one is for when I'm completely convinced.
It is without a doubt the best microphone I have evert used to play live, in comparison with the SM58 (its little brother), this mic has a wider dynamic range capturing more high-end. It also makes you sound louder than the SM58. Overall, an amazing microphone for vocal applications.
I won the Shure "Give It Voice" contest for the Southeast US region, and received a customized Beta 58A. Been using it ever since. After a thousand or so gigs, I can honestly say it sounds great in every room. Never had a moment where I thought "hmm, wasn't crazy about my voice tone tonight."
This is the essential mic for any vocalist. Sure, there's specialty stuff, and I'm sure I'll stumble into that eventually, but the 58A is so good, there's no need to if I don't wanna