The instantly recognisable industry standard cardioid dynamic live vocal mic.
The Shure SM58 is a cardioid dynamic microphone commonly used in live performances but its versatility has made this microphone very useful in all sorts of applications including speech and podcasts. Its' tailored frequency response makes for clear, natural vocal sound. 50 years after its first release it's still considered an industry standard. Its cardioid polar pattern helps to reduce unwanted feedback in live situations. The dynamic nature of this microphone also allows for a lot creativity with the proximity effect; the closer to the source, the warmer the sound.