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Dynamic Instrument Microphone

A snare crack. An arpeggiated chord. A powerful saxophone solo. Whether on stage or in the studio, the notes that flow from your instrument connects your audience on a visceral level. And such sounds need a mic that can handle its strength. For every acoustic condition, the SM57 delivers the power of your playing to every fan in the house.


SM57 ...overrated?

I'm always surprised how well an SM57 does on a guitar cabinet. And the odd vocals every now and again (mostly certain types of rock) And on some drums here and there for a cheap man's mic on a kit. All in all, I've spent 10x the amount on much less useful microphones....

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Shure SM7B: 50 Years On & Still Shaping the Soundtracks of our Lives

...1965.) In the late 1960s, this element became the foundation of the ubiquitous SM57 and SM58 and informed the design of the SM7’s forerunner, the SM5 broadcast microphone. The SM5, introduced in 1964, was first marketed as a boom microphone; it became popular in radio and film studios, and was adopted as an on-air broadcast...

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Coil Audio

That thing doesn't *cough* cut it. I'll show myself out mezed

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