Shure SM57Item ID: SM57
Dynamic Microphone with Cardioid Pickup Pattern, 40Hz-15kHz Frequency Response, Low Impedance, Included Stand Adapter, and Zippered Carrying Case
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From Our Research Team:
A Must-have Mic for Studio and Stage!
Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone at a Glance:
Clear and present sound that's great for a wide range of sources
From the biggest live stages, to the top recording studios world wide, to the presidential podium, the Shure SM57 is one of the most widely used microphones the world over. One of the things that defines the Shure SM57 as the quintessential workhorse microphone is its signature frequency response and presence boost. This natural presence boost brings out clarity in vocals, snap in snare drums, and bite in guitar amps. In general, you'll be able to use your SM57 on anything. In fact, it's common practice in many studios and on virtually every live stage to use the SM57 as a default microphone for everything.
Exceptional versatility onstage and in the studio
The sound of the SM57 isn't the only thing that makes it a fantastic workhorse microphone. Its tight cardioid polar pattern gives you exceptional isolation. In fact, one of the reasons the the Shure SM57 is such a popular snare drum microphone is that you can easily position it so that it rejects the sound of the nearby hi-hat. But the SM57's stellar off-axis noise rejection isn't just great in the studio. Onstage, it's easy to position the SM57 so that it doesn't pick up the sound of the PA, allowing you to get maximum gain before feedback.
Built to withstand a lifetime of serious abuse
Of course, you can't talk about Shure's SM57 without mentioning its heroic toughness. There are epic videos on YouTube and countless stories of people running SM57s over with trucks, dropping them off of buildings, submerging them in salt water, and burying them in the Earth for months - all without so much as affecting their frequency responses. What that translates into for you is that the typical day-after-day, show-after-show abuse of any studio or stage microphone is simply no match for this mighty mic. The only reason you'll ever have for buying another Shure SM57 is because you want more than one.
Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone Features:
Every stage and studio setup needs the ultra-dependable, affordable, great-sounding Shure SM57!
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Reviewsbased on 61 reviews
by Brian from Tulare CABlown away...no. I wouldn't expect any less. I have owned several 57s . They are the industry standard and are a reliable choice for the working studio professional. And they are a great choice for ho... read more [+]me recording.They are versatile and can be used for all studio and live applications. close [-]
April 30, 2013
Music Background: Recording engineer
Shure is an old Standard for Mic's
by Floyd Gorham from Ocala, Florida USAGreat traditional microphones with Shure Quality, can't beat a SM57.
April 29, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
I have two of them for live recording for Yamaha Tyros 4 keyboard.
All from a great supplier "Sweetwater". Mic's do a... read more [+]n excellant job, light weight and a great price. close [-]
Needed Work Horse
by Russ from FLIt has been said before, and I will restate it. Every studio needs a Sure SM 57. I like to mic the amp. It is excellent for that. I also like to use it on acoustic guitar. I point it at the end of th... read more [+]e fretboard, but you can change it around to get different colors of sound. It also works great with classical guitars. It is a solid workhorse in the studio, be it home, or professional. You cannot beat the price. I have been using it through the new Aphex Project Channel. I have also used it through a 1818VSL using Auria on the iPad. It just works. close [-]
April 12, 2013
Music Background: Guitarist
Love this Mic!
by Maggie\ "O'Connor" from Fort Wayne, INTotally Awesome-made my horrible voice louder!
April 12, 2013
Music Background: car singer
There is NO reason why every musican should not own at least two of these. (And if you're looking for a perfect amp recording compliment to this mic, set your sites on a Shure KSM313 Ribbon mic with an AEA ribbon pre.)
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