music master wrote:Mike was right when he said you will get 2 different answers on this forum
This is true, but appreciation of music is subjective and we all like different things So we all have different opinions. However the opinions of the regular posters on here are well known to the community and all will have value.
Now back to the sm58.
Reasons I have been so keen on it because one, I was told it has the best quality sound and two, it would suit my voice type for heavy rock.
I was not bothered about its reliability and durability though. But now I read that the road M1 is the equivalent to the sm58 but cheaper.
Well I don't know what to read half the time with all these little different stories from different people saying that one Mic suites one person's voice but not someone ellses visor versor. There dose not seam to be any real hard evidence on voice classification regarding micropones
Again it is subjective (and a bit of a 'black art') traditional voice classifications relate only to vocal range and not to the quality (in a bright/warm/etc context). All studio and stage mics cover the frequency range needed to reproduce the human voice from Basso Profound up to Soprano but a 'mellow' soprano might sound better with a brighter sounding mic. For your needs an SM58 will do the job, as you said in an earlier post, it is an 'industry standard' you won't go wrong with it. But if money is really tight there other mics you can consider, e.g. an AKG D5 costs around £50, most would say it is not inferior to the SM58 despite being a fair bit cheaper.
Mike Stranks' experience and knowledge means that his advice is amongst the best so if you are conflicted ask him a straight question and go with his suggestion.
TBH it is easy to overthink this when really almost any of the kit discussed would do a decent job and you could get back to making music.