I have been asked in the past if I was stuck on a deserted island which microphone I would want with me. Without any hesitation I always reply the SM57! My reason for this is quite simple. For recording rock, punk and heavy metal there no instrument that you can put the SM57 on that won’t sound good in the final mix. Having spent many years recording these different genres of music, the 57 has become the sound that is heard on drums, guitar amps, bass cabinets and yes even vocals on thousands of records recorded and listened top around the world. Whether you agree or not with the way the Microphone sounds people have become accustomed to aggressive sounds of the 57, and continue to push it as the industry standard.
With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is more than ideal for live sound and recording. Having first hand experience watching drummers hit my 57 instead of there snare drum right in front of them, I can say without a doubt that this microphone is extremely durable under the most intense situations. Made from die cast metal, designed to cut down on noise handling, the SM57 comes in a sleek dark gray matte finish.
The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. With a “push” at around 3-6 KHz, the 57 also helps whatever source it’s put on to cut through in some the largest mixes. If you head over to Shure.com you can find a very handy listening lab where you can actually listen to the 57 (as well as other Shure products) before you buy. Or you can take my (and thousands of engineers around the world) word for it and come pick 1 (or 8) of them up today.
Come by the store and see me about the SM57.
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