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Shure SM57 Unidirectional Dynamic Mic

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SM57-LC

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The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.

The SM57s outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.

NB:XLR Cable not included.

Great For Podcasting and YouTube Vids (With The Right Gear)2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRichmond, British Columbia
I've been doing educational / inspirational training videos for a couple of years and had been using an AT2005USB. It's a great USB mic and was getting nice results out of it ... nice warm tone, easy plug & play set up and really nothing to complain about - in fact I often received compliments on the sound of my videos (so I I do recommend the AT2005) but this year I decided to take my business online with a premium membership site by subscription - so I wanted to really polish the audio. I rented an SM7B and an SM57 and was impressed with both of them. I should say that I connected them to my computer with an Audio Interface (a Steinburg UR22MKII - also from L-M). The 7B was a little warmer but was also much quieter. with both mics I had to boost the gain to 9.5 out of 10 to get enough volume out of them. So I went online and bought a FETHEAD preamp (similar to a cloudlifter but smaller and about $100 less - same circuitry). With the FETHEAD I was able to reduce the gain on the SM57 to 6 out of 10 and with 7B I could cut it to 7 out of 10 - but man, with the clean boost from the fethead and the reduced gain, the SM57 came alive. Really nice rich tone and pretty quiet. Honestly, with the extra clean gain, the 57 with windscreen on it, sounded almost identical to the SM57. I love this mic and am really happy to have it. Its prowess with Drums and Guitar Amps is well known, but I'm telling you, this little beauty is perfect for video and audio work as well for $400 less than the SM7B - OK $300 less, because adding the FETHEAD or Cloudlifter really is necessary. Hope this helps someone.
Posted by Howard Olsen on Mar 27, 2018
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Made a Mistake1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
In my review I said that the sm57 is the same mic as the sm7b other than the low cut and mid boost! That not true, the sm7b has a bit more going on than just the low cut and mid boost! the sm7b has a different frequency response, better shielding, mounting, that being said the sound is similar in some cases! the sm7b was actually an upgraded 57 because shure wasnt selling many 57's so they made the sm7b!
Posted by James Cassidy on Sep 28, 2017
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Workhorse,Standard,Podcast,Guitars,Drums etc5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
Ill try to keep it short! Industry standard. Probably the most popular mic for recording guitar cabinets and snare drums! This Mic isn't what I'd call flat.It gradually rolls off from 200htz and down! It's got a slight cut from 3-6 htz! a gradual peak from 2-7khz dropping back down from 7-8khz, then a smaller peak from 8-10,000khz, a very small peak around 12,000khz, then aggresively rolling off from 12,000khz! so Its nice because its not peaky above 10,000khz like alot of cheaper mics, and its got nice mid prescence, and cuts out the low mids that often get cut in post anyhow! (with pro's and amateurs alike) That being said, this couldn't be further away from just a guitar or snare mic! This is a very good vocal mic, especially for live(because it has great rejection) but could totally be used in studio aswell! Shure actually designed this mic as a broadcast mic! Its basically an sm7b without the rolloff and prescence switch! not exactly but very close, the sm7b is a tad bit warmer and fatter! but its also 500 more dollars! Also, this is a great tom mic(top and bottom)! If you want a vintage kick sound, these might do the trick!(Van Halen used 2 of these on the kick on Van Halen 2! One in the kick and one just outside the hole! They also used them on the snare and bottom of the toms! But ya, bassically this can be used on anything, gtr, bass, snr, toms, rooms, kick, overhead, vox and your going to get a sound that will definately be useable and probably unbeatable in this price range or above! Im not saying it will be the best sound or what youre after, but it will be useable and proffesional! If you are just starting out and need an all around mic, I strongly reccomend this! If you have about 2-500 dollars and want a condenser mic, I'd look into a shure sm7b, an Audio Technica AT 2020 or 4040, an AKG C-214, or a Heil Pr-40! Okay, that wasnt short but hopefully it helped abit!
Posted by James Cassidy on Sep 19, 2017
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Closest StoreRichmond, British Columbia
This microphone is so good, even Peter Gabriel uses them in concerts being connected to multi units of NEVE Microphone Pre-amps.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2017
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All anyone ever needs!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
I bought an SM57 and a E609 Silver. After using them both I brought back the E609 and bought another SM57. I personally think this should be in every recording artists arsenal. Best purchase I have made in a long time!
Posted by Blake on Mar 9, 2017
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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
This is the standard for recording at high volumes, I have been using this mic for years for recording my Randall RG100ES, and my Carvin X100B. When you have to capture that tone at high volumes, this is the goto microphone. I have a home studio and it has a lot of background noise, turn down the mixer gain and turn up the amp, you have captured that tone. The Shure SM57 is tried tested and true. I want a few more of these mics for my arsenal.
Posted by Rob on Dec 11, 2016
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SM57 or go home0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKingston, Ontario
Dialed in Dual Rec+Boogie V30 Cab+SM57=ALL YOUL EVER NEED AND MORE
Posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2016
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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
This is the go-to mic for snare drum and electric guitar speakers. It is chosen for these two jobs over even very expensive mics. Everybody should own at least one or two of these mics. I'd like about 6 of them. I have used them for decades. --- Buy a Cloudlifter if you can afford it. It makes 57's and all dynamic and ribbon mics sound better!
Posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2015
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The flagship of the microphone fleet.10 of 10 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I have been using the SM57 for over 20 years. My current one is around 15 years old. I have used it for vocals into a PA, recording vocals into various studio setups, and recording acoustic guitar and guitar amps. I was singing into one at a party in my early twenties and a beautiful blonde girl pulled me into the bathroom and kissed me passionately. It`s really that good!
Posted by Jimmi BelTaine on Apr 9, 2015
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Has stood the test of time0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
This mic has been used and is the best mic for recording guitars at high volumes . I bought this mic for studio work at it is amazing. this is a great value.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2014
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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
I use this mic for vocals and guitar and it sounds fantastic! Very affordable price and a solid all around mic. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2014
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Great Snare Mic1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
what can you say about one of the most versitile mics ever ! Great value for the money. Useful in most situations guitar drums vocals . live or in the studio .
Posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2014
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Great Mic1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
small mic good quality I bought this for recording vocals.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2014
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awesome mics1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Affordable for somebody on a limited budget and good all purpose mics. I use them to mic up my toms, snare, as well as cut vocals and it sounds like I really went into the studio. I heard that Mike Smith from RHCP recorded the entire Blood Sugar Sex album with nothing but Shure SM 57s. I see what all the hype is about now. Perfect mic for the price and well worth the investment.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2013
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SM570 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I am a radio DJ as well as party DJ,I have a pair of these workhorse since 1990,it never let you down,dropped many times by guestsand still going strong. If you are in this trade,you better get this and you be confident where you go for your work.May not be the best sound but definately sounds
Posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012
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You need this!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Industry standard for rock/metal guitar amp recording, it's on almost every hit rock/metal you can think of. Just buy one and get it over with, you'll need one at some point. Bulletproof guitar recordings.
Posted by Little Ricky on Sep 10, 2012
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Great mic !!!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
i have been using these mic's since 87... and with all the digital changes that have taken oplace... 57 still shines strong !!!
Posted by Rolf Fiesel on May 2, 2012
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Very impressed2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
After watching some YouTube vids on recording metal guitar, I picked this mic up. Within minutes of plugging it in and and roughly placing directly in front of my amp (no time spent on mic placement), I literally could not tell the difference between my amp and the recording (granted, I am playing it back through KRK Rokit 5 studio monitors).
Posted by John on Mar 12, 2012
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Awesome.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaint John, New Brunswick
Awesome. Good, clear sound and incredibly diverse. A classic for a reason.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2012
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