Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

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The Shure SM-57 is the number one microphone for miking musical instruments in live performance. Shure recommends the SM-57 mic for brass, saxophones, acoustic guitar, snare drums and for putting the sound of your guitar amp or bass amps through a PA system to increase the volume without altering the sound. The SM-57 is a versatile microphone that can also be used for vocals and is at home in the recording studio.

The Shure SM57 microphone has a cardioid pickup patter that is extremely effective at rejecting background noise. This is very important in eliminating feedback and in giving you a clean defined sound source that rejects the handling and mechanical noises of your instrument and other equipment and produces a clean clear signal for your sound system. The same characteristics make the SM-57 an excellent microphone for recording.

If you have been dealing with professional sound or recording equipment, you probably already know the Shure SM57 as the workhorse it is. If not, ask any recording or sound engineer and they will tell you that the Shure SM57 is the standard for instrument recording and the only choice for miking a snare drum.

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Here are the features in a nutshell:

•  Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
•  Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking
•  Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
•  Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
•  Extremely durable under the heaviest use
•  Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
•  Supplied break-resistant swivel adapter that rotates 180°
•  Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
•  Includes a manufacturer's warranty of 2 years parts and 2 years labor

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  • Microphone
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Series SM Series
Model SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

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ShureSM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    5.0

    This mic rocks!

    By 

    from Raleigh, NC

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

    When they say this is an industry standard, they are not kidding. So many companies try to recreate a Shure product, but nothing compares to the SM series. I greatly recommend this to any starter, because almost all professionals use it.The price compared to other Dynamic mics is a steal. Its great for live performances for the drums and great for recording guitar, bass, and drums in the studio. I personally would not recommend using it for vocals, but that is why i have the SM-58 as well. In a nut shell: THIS MIC ROCKS!

     
    5.0

    It's good just buy it already!

    By 

    from Palm Bay, Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

      This mic is great and you can use it for many things. Just get it.

       
      5.0

      The Best Instrument Mic Bar None!

      By 

      from Saint George, Utah

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

      I've been useing the SM57 for about 30 years. Over that time, I've seen the Sure SM57 used in nearly every situation. It's a great amp mic, acoustic guitar mic, snare or tom tom mic and great to mic brass instruments or stringed instruments with. I think the SM58 is better suited for vocals but the SM57 could get you by in a pinch. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with the SM57.

       
      5.0

      Great for all purposes

      By 

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Smaller

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

        I use this mic for recording vocals, amps, and brass and it hasn't let me down yet. It's easy to use. It's sound is really good,too.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        " The Snair Mic"

        By 

        from Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Professional Functions
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Music Videos
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

          If you hire a sound engineer and he does not have at least one SM 57 in his mic box, Fire Him on the sot!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Value for a Solid Mic

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

          "This mic has done me good. Even with how I abuse most of my gear during shows, this little guy can take a few drops."

           
          5.0

          This is the mic to use!

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone:

          This mic can be used for everything. I use this mic for recording instruments and vocals. It is truely the best thing out there.

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          SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

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