Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone
Seen on stages and in studios around the globe, the iconic SM57 is a microphone designed to stand the test of time as the industry standard live and studio instrument microphone.
The 57’s distinct ability to deal with the power of seriously high sound pressure levels without distorting makes the perfect choice for instruments and vocalists, no matter the setting.
An Industry Favourite
The Shure SM57 is one of, if not the most versatile microphones on the market. Its ability to achieve incredible results from almost any scenario has contributed to it being one of the most popular and best-selling microphones in the world since its release back in 1965.
High Volume - No Distortion
The Shure SM57 is the quintessential instrument microphone when in the studio or a live setting, its ability to deal with the power of seriously high sound pressure levels without distorting make it second to none. A perfect example of this is when you place an SM57 in front of a roaring guitar cabinet, you’ll hear why this microphone is so popular and why it is the sound behind countless album guitar tones.
The sound of the Shure SM57 is nothing short of iconic, this is thanks to the microphones’ contoured frequency response and slight presence rise at 4kHz, resulting in a clear, natural and authentic capture of your chosen source. Another factor behind the famous sound of the SM57 is its cardioid polar pattern, which focuses solely on the sound coming into the front of the microphone while rejecting any background noise from the room you are in or other stage elements. And lastly, the pneumatic shock mount system prevents any vibrations, handling noise or mic stand bumps from being captured. The brilliance of the SM57 is all you have to do is point and hit record because you can guarantee it’s going to sound great.
As tough as nails
Much like the SM58, the SM57 was designed to withstand life on the road and earned itself its famous reputation for being able to withstand any treatment and still work. Its slender all-metal construction using a combination of heat and water-resistant adhesives means the SM57 will, without a doubt, withstand any treatment for years to come. Again, like SM58, with the SM57 you can have total faith and confidence in its durability, run it over, freeze it, cook it, dunk it in water, throw it off a 7-storey building and it will still work. Shure tried all the following to attempt the break one and couldn’t do it.
- Industry-standard dynamic instrument microphone
- Cardioid polar pattern rejects background noise
- Clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments
- 40Hz - 15kHz frequency response
- Legendary Shure reliability and build quality
- Flat grille for close micing guitar cabs and drum heads
- Pneumatic shock-mount for absorbing vibrations and handling noise
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric Guitar/Amplifier
- Kick Drum
- Leslie Cabinet
- Room Pick-Up
- Snare Drum
- Hotel & Convention
- Lecture Hall
- Live Performance/li>
- Place of worship
- Rehearsal Space
- Theatre Stage
- Home/Project Studio
- Recording Studio
- House of Worship