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4 years ago
Sorry to have to correct you but the SM57 has no 12db boost centred around 200hz. If it did it would be a horrible sounding mic. It does have a deliberate presence boost, peaking by about 6db at 6khz.Perhaps you are thinking of the proximity effect with (most) directional mics which does indeed boost bass when close micing. But in this application it would probably be a directional mic used anyway. So there would be no difference. Tim
At a distance, no, but up close it does, just like every other directional microphone (save for a few EV RE series models). They may not publish a graph that shows it (as they do for some other models), but it's there.
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