Uno de los test de equipos de audio más bestias que nos hemos cruzado (incluyendo conciertos de noise varios) es el que realizó la gente de la publicación escandinava PS Studio a un microfono Shure SM58 para comprobar si realmente es tan resistente como dicen. Y si… parece que sí…
Us Americans are wimps. Scandinavians know how to test music gear. As a metal soundtrack pounds away in the background, a Shure SM58 gets subjected to some serious torture testing, including:
* Being used to hammer nails
* Dropped a couple of meters
* Dunked in water
* Driven over by a car
And then something really nasty happens involving Heineken and a microwave.
Mats Ståhlbröst, diabolical creator of this insanity, explains:
We wanted to find out if the SM58 can live up to its [reputation as the toughest mic in the world] and decided to put it through a series of tests. PS Studio is Scandinavia’s leading magazine covering music production.
Of course, Shure had no part in these tests … wait, they actually did? (I’m going to start requesting review units from these guys!)
The Swedish Shure distributor supplied us with an SM58… and I think both they and Shure should be pretty happy with the results. This is one tough mic. :)
I’ll say. There’s a reason the SM58 is a favorite in live venues. You have my permission to keep this a secret and tell everyone to keep babying your mics, mind you.