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Anything better and cheaper for vocals than Beta 58a?
Old 8th August 2013
Anything better and cheaper for vocals than Beta 58a?

Hi, folks.
This topic I'd like to dedicate to discussion of analogues of Shure Beta 58a. This mic is used to be my favourite dynamic mic, but as music industry moves forward with every further day, I'd like to know whether anything better than 58a has been crearted.
And of course the puprose: I'm going to use this mic for recording clean/dirty male vocals for rock music only. I know Beta 58a does its job for A+, but still interested in something new.
Price range: < $250 new and < $145 used (or something near that).
Looking forward to your replies.
Sincerely, Michael.
Old 8th August 2013
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Also good for cheap vocals are the SM57/58 with the TAB Funkenwerk T58 transformer (zen pro has it I think). And the old EV mics like the RE15, RE16, DS35, 635a. Maybe even the MXL R40, can upgrade the transformer in these also. I haven't used it for vocals in a mix but when I tested it, seemed promising, or, doable.
Old 7th September 2013
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I would imagine that you could do the T48 mod on a Beta 58 as well. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Old 7th September 2013
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Old 7th September 2013
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Senheisser e835 sounds more clear and open than an sm58. Resulting in a timbre very much akin to the beta58. $99 and this thing is indestructible!
Old 7th September 2013
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