Shure SM57 LC

Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Dynamic cardioid microphone for recording instruments and vocals. Its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise make it the ideal tool for live performances and studio recordings. The cardioid pickup pattern isolates the source and effectively reduces the recording of background noise. In the studio, the SM57 is ideal for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. The SM57 is not only the first choice for professional musicians, it has also been at the podium of the US President for over 30 years. Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make it the choice of performers, producers and engineers around the world.

  • Cardioid
  • Contoured frequency response for clear instrumental and sonorous vocal recordings
  • Decrease of percussion, drums and instruments amplifiers in professional quality
  • Cardioid for isolated signal source and reduces distracting background noise
  • Pneumatic shock minimizes handling noise
  • Holds even heavy use in stage use was
  • Frequency response: 40-15000 Hz
  • Output Impedance: 310 Ohm
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -54.5 dBV / Pa (1.88 mV)
  • Dimensions (L x Ø): 157 x 32 mm
  • Weight: 284 g
  • Incl. clamp, 3/8"Thread Adapter and Bag
  • Matching windscreen: Art. 264694 Substitute basket: Article 149561 (both not included)
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  • Blues Guitar
  • Metal Guitar
  • Snare

Further Information

Condenser Microphone No
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Microphone Clamp Yes
Dynamic Microphone Yes
Complete Set No

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You'll need a hefty pre-amp
YossMarr, 15.02.2021
my setup: Focusrite Scarlett2i2, sE DM-1, Shure SM57, A2WS
I use it for - as a mic for conference calls (Discord, etc), vocal recording and guitar amp mic-ing (have not mic-ed drums yet)

The mic itself is really nice, no doubt about it, I am still getting to know it, but the first thing you may need to know is that it needs a lot of gain.

I thought that with the Scarlett 2i2 I would just be able to plug it in and get the crispy studio mic quality, but it wasn't that easy, the mic was really quiet and I was forced to buy an in-line preamp (sE DM-1 Dynamite, but you could go with the FetHead, CloudLifter and others). (that's why I gave it 4/5 on sound, otherwise it's really good)

You should be prepared to spend a couple of bucks on a seperate pre-amp if you are going with a similar setup to mine, but otherwise the mic is top quality, a rigid build, it weighs quite the bit, maybe not great to be hand-held.

Be sure to use a good cable though, not too long, to avoid noise, and plug the in-line pre-amp, if you are going with a type, similar to mine, directly in the mic with the cable following, so that you would not boost the noise of the cable (it's inevitable to have some really low cable noise).

And good luck!
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THE classic workhorse!
01.08.2016
The SM57 by Shure is a classic live and studio workhorse microphone - no wonder pretty much every studio I've stepped in has had at least four or five of these!
It's a cardioid pattern mic with very strong off-axis rejection, a presence boost around 4 kHz, and a good-roll off in the lower frequencies which makes up for the proximity effect. Like its slightly younger brother the SM58, the 57 is almost indestructible, and almost every part is replaceable in case you do find a way to destroy something. If you find a Shure Unidyne, then this is an older model of essentially the same microphone.
The mic itself is very weighty and feels strong and robust, extremely well constructed. No lead but you get mic clip and carry pouch in the box!
This is a microphone which is suitable for all jobs. As mentioned in other reviews, it is widely used for drum kits and guitar amps etc., but as it was actually first designed for classical instruments, it can be used very effectively for acoustic instruments as well (tested on a harp and electro-acoustic guitars).
The sound of the SM57 up against an amplifier cabinet, such as a Marshall 4x12 or a Fender Bassman, is part of the classic sound of rock, and advanced modelling systems like the Roland VG-99 emulate a 57 up against a cabinet and at various distances, both on and off axis.
People often compare it to its brother the SM58 - but at least in my opinion the 57 has that bit more class when recording a multitude of sounds and I always prefer using it.

All in all, it's no wonder the SM57 is considered the industry standard workhorse microphone - can't go wrong with buying one (or two... or three ;) )! I've used 57s for longer than I care to admit, in various situations (both in the studio and live) and I've never been let down by one so I always highly recommend them!
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Built like a tank!
mynvidia, 25.01.2021
Bought this as my first ever "real" microphone for recording vocals and guitars.

The whole body is made of metal and has a hefty weight to it. It really feels solid and I even dropped it once already. It was like nothing happened. This thing should last a really long time.

As for the sound, I am using a Behringer UMC202HD and to get decent volume I need to have around 70% gain on it. Again, this is my first every dynamic microphone so I do not really have anything to compare it with though based off the reviews I have watched this seems to be pretty standard with this mic. Sound was clear and was accurate to my ears.

For around $100 I think this is the best dynamic mic that you can buy. It is a great all-arounder. Would highly recommend!
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Always a good mic
aidan959, 20.02.2021
Everyone knows what they expect with this mic

Use
Very good for dynamic sounds such as snares / amps

Clarity
Everything is perfectly clear

Pros and Cons
Awkward shape sometimes but other than that it is perfect
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