In June of 2018, I uploaded a video comparing the legendary Shure SM58 vocal microphone to its much more modern cousin, the Beta58a. When the Beta series launched in 1989, Shure knew better than to discontinue their iconic vocal microphone, and both remain in production today. With a supercardioid polar pattern, hardened steel grille and updated colour scheme, the Beta58a has several significant upgrades over the SM58, but is also some 60% more expensive, no doubt a significant factor that has prevented it from repeating the worldwide success of its stablemate.
For some reason the microphone was never included in the microphone section of my Amazon store, something has I have now rectified. You can also purchase the microphone directly on Amazon here. As always, thanks for your support!
New video! This is a short review of a loudspeaker bag that I had made by UK company Roqsolid. I’ve had an S1 Pro in inventory for several months now and it’s a great speaker but the stock cover is seriously flimsy. Using the dimensions I sent to them, Roqsolid produced a fully-enclosed, padded bag for the speaker which costs about twice as much as the stock cover but easily provides ten times the protection.
Every sound guy or musician needs a good cover-maker, and Roqsolid are amongst the best – check them out the next time you need a piece of gear protected but don’t need the weight and expense of a flight case.