Microphone

Shure Inc.

Shure SM58 (1966)

Founded in 1925 by Sidney N. Shure as a supplier of radio parts kits, Shure Incorporated is a manufacturer of audio electronics. Designed in 1966, the Shure SM58 is still considered the industry standard for live vocal performance microphones and is the best-selling microphone in the world:

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One of Shure’s most visually iconic microphones is the 55 Unidyne (1939), made popular by heads of state, recording artists and performers from the 1940s through the end of the twentieth century. The 55S, a smaller version of the 55 Udine, was frequently used by Elvis Presley and is still sometimes referred to as the ‘Elvis mic’.

 

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