The '58 Sound: What Makes a Live Engineer Choose the Shure Beta58 or the Shure SM58?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In the engineering field of live sound there is a wide practice around microphone choice. This study examines the more specific choice between the Shure Beta58 and the Shure SM58 and what makes an engineer choose between the two. To examine this an experiment test was conducted with professional engineers where they first did a listening test where they were asked to choose the favorite microphone between the beta58 and sm58 and then had an interview to find out why they made that choice. The analysis shows that for live vocals intelligibility is seen as more important than timbre. The experiment also indicates that engineers differ greatly both in opinion of the microphones and their opinion of vocal timbre
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Technology, Shure, Sound engineer, Vocal microphone
Teknik, Ljudtekniker, Sångmikrofon
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57605Local ID: e42b6a2e-9048-4ff5-b8ff-f169ceefbd75OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-57605DiVA: diva2:1030993
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Audio Technology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160519 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved