Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be going to Euroguestock shortly, which means that I’ll be singing a lot. With a virus going round, I thought it would be good to get my own microphone. I’m looking for something that sounds good in a live music setting, something sturdy, and won’t break the bank. Initial research came up with the Shure SM58, which seems to meet requirements. Do you have experience with this microphone? What did you think? What are its direct competitors, and how do they compare? In addition, what do I need to look for when shopping for a microphone? David Byrne says in his book that microphones color the voice, so you need to take care the mike fits you.