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SM7 for live rock vocals? Dynamic Microphones
Old 3rd September 2011
Gear Maniac

SM7 for live rock vocals?

Has anyone here had any experience using an SM7 for live vocals?

I'm currently producing a record for a rock band with two singers and they both love the sound, feel, look and vibe of the SM7. They've asked me if it would work live and I wasn't sure, mainly because of feedback and spill issues, they play loud and often on smaller stages.

Any thoughts? I've noticed that the lead singer from Fleet Foxes uses one, but they're pretty quiet, mainly acoustic instruments, no massive rock drums and cranked stacks.
Old 3rd September 2011
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Rusted Vacuum's Avatar

SM7 is agreat mic, but in a live and lowd situation ... 2 beta58 is a safe way to go.
Old 3rd September 2011
Gear Addict

A metal band called cyclamen does.
Old 3rd September 2011
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Do a search bro. A lot of people has great things to say about the sm7 live...
Old 3rd September 2011
Gear Nut

Evens blue used an SM7b in their live accoustic DVD, and worked well with his voice.
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