Product Type: Shure Microphone
Newest Review: ... designed for vocal use, we use these for lead vocals, which leaves us with SM57s to be used for either vocals or instruments so are ha... more
versatile and a standard
Member Name: ste87
Advantages: great frequency responce
Disadvantages: Not the most sensitive
This maybe the most versatile dynamic mic in a studio technitions arsenal, the sm57 is a great all rounder. The design is simple a standard mic body shape made of metal with an xlr connector, offering a balanced output, and a much flatter grill than that of an sm58. The sm57 is used in both live and studio sound. The most common are for amplifing speakers at lectures and anouncements. It is also commonly used to mic guitar and keyboard amplifiers as well as drums such as snares. The mic has a suprisingly wide frequency response 40Hz-15KHz which is no doubt the reason it is so versatile. The mic is dynamic this means it can withstand high sound pressure levels, this makes perfect for electric guitar amps and snare drums.
The mic costs around £60 but due to its durability it will last years, withstanding any abuse you throw at it. The sound the mic produces is great especially instruments based in the mid frequencies. Guitar's amps mic'd with these sound particularly good with this being the mic of choice for many of the finest guitar moments both live and recorded throughout the ages. Due to its ability to withstand such high spl the mic does lack the sensitivity of other mics.
Summary: great all rounder