The Shure SM57 is a dynamic cardioid microphone, very resistant and versatile, perfect for capturing any instrument on stage and in the studio.
The SM57 is the standard microphone in the music industry. This legendary model offers the highest pickup quality of any instrument, be it electric or bass guitar, batteries, wind instruments or strings, and even voice.
With a very effective cardioid pattern, the SM57 isolates the sound source to be captured, minimizing other external sources, making it ideal for live captures on stage or for recording sessions together.
The pneumatic shock absorption system helps to reduce noise when handling the microphone, minimizing the presence of natural vibrations on a stage.
The SM57's sound is clear, extremely clear, with a defined contour and presence, and an enormous fidelity that does not interfere with the quality of the mix, providing a distinct and defined original signal. Its frequency range ranges from 40 Hz to 15,000 Hz, which means that it captures perfectly from instruments with a large presence in the lower ranges, such as bass guitars, to instruments in the higher ranges, such as violins and electric guitars.
As the SM57 is tolerant to enormous sound pressure, we can either lean it against the cone of an amplifier or aim it at a snare drum without the original sound being distorted, even at high volumes.
Whether for recordings or for live performances on a stage full of instruments, the SM57 is the microphone that is part of the equipment of all sound engineers. It is the standard microphone in the music industry and is used extensively in any situation.
It is also a very resistant microphone thanks to its solid construction, and is capable of surviving the mistreatment and difficult conditions of road life, with technicians using the same microphone for decades and ensuring that they still retain all their original sound characteristics.
The SM57 is a legendary microphone that coexists with the biggest music stars, but its affordable price makes it available to everyone, being a perfect microphone for home studios, for its versatility and the ability to isolate the instrument and not record the background sounds.
Even though it is considered a microphone suitable for capturing instruments, its frequency response line allows it to be used to capture voice, whether from singers or speakers to an audience: the SM57 has been the microphone of the US presidents since 1965.
Be it sound engineers, stage technicians, producers or musicians, no material list is complete without having at least one SM57 in the collection.
- Frequency range: 40 Hz - 15 kHz
- Package contents: microphone, adapter, bag