SHURE KSM8 Dualdyne Dynamic Microphone for Livestreaming


The SHURE KSM8 is $100 off at Sweetwater from 1 November 2020 through 15 December 2020.
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In today’s episode, we have a look at and listen to the Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Dynamic Microphone. This is the first dual diaphragm dynamic microphone in the world and because of its design, has some interesting properties, most notably, less proximity effect.

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– Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K – B&H, Pictureline
– Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 ART Lens – B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Aputure 300x LED Light – Aputure, B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Aputure Light Dome 2 soft box – Aputure, B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Aputure Nova LED Panel Light – Aputure, B&H, Pictureline
– Panasonic GH5 camera – B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens – B&H, Pictureline, Amazon
– Lupo Superpanel 30 Full Color Soft – B&H

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00:00 Start
00:13 Summary
00:23 Introduction – Livestream Perspective
00:42 Raw Audio Samples – KSM8 vs SM58 vs SM7B
01:47 What is unique – Proximity and and smoother mid-highs
03:10 New internal shock mount
03:25 New windscreen
03:30 Proximity effect test
04:39 Handling noise test
05:23 Plosive/Pop test
05:51 Polar pattern test
07:02 What’s included
07:37 Typing, mousing, and bump the stand test
08:30 Requires less gain than SM7b or SM58
09:00 My assessment of the KSM8
09:47 Pricier than most dynamic microphones
10:15 Why I like the KSM8
10:40 Special pricing late 2020
11:12 Please buy my courses