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How do they stack up? The Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone vs the Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone

Today Music Critic will be comparing the Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone to the Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone. Not sure which is right for you? Read on and find the perfect item for your needs. This article is part of a series called 9 Best Vocal Microphones of 2018

Let's get started by taking a close look at the Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone. This dynamic microphone from Shure has a frequency response that ranges between 50 to 15,000 Hz. There is a spherical filter which is built into this microphone to filter out the wind. This mic is tailor-made for vocals because of its frequency response, bass roll off, and the brightened midrange which helps to minimize the effect of proximity.

Now we will have look at an alternative, the Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone. This condenser mic is designed to just give you the best professional recordings. It has an Australian-designed HF-2 capsule which makes it a standout performer. This mic is also considered to be excellent with guitar amps, pianos, and drum overheads because of the rich valve sound of the NTK.


HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone
KEY FEATURES

+ Pneumatic shock-mount system to minimize handling noise.

+ Cardioid pickup pattern blocks external noise.
WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
The Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone is an outstanding mic and is the first choice for many musicians, artists, and speakers.


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Also see Music Critic's article 9 Best Vocal Microphones of 2018 which includes even more information.


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