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SM57

Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Cardioid dynamic instrument microphone offers clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments. Features include contoured frequency response for rich vocal pickup, background noise reduction, and a pneumatic shock mount system.

$99

How It Works

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.

Why It's Better

Made for the stage

The contoured frequency response makes it simple to engineer clean audio.

Handles the pressure

Hard knocks are just part of the show sometimes, and the SM57 is built to take them on. A hit from a high kick or a flying drumstick can’t shut it down.

Only the loud you want

With a uniform cardioid pattern and a pneumatic shock mount system, you get a whole lot of tone without the background noise.

Product Details

  • 1 - A25D Swivel Stand Adapter
  • 1 - 95C2313 Storage Bag

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Do the SM58 and SM57 mics have the same frequency response curves?
January 15, 2019

The SM58 and SM57 do use the same cartridge. The grill, though, does affect the frequency response to some extent. At a distance, the difference is pr ...

Acoustical concepts of the Unidyne III microphone
April 11, 2018

Yes. Ernie Seeler, developer of the Unidyne III, presented his AES paper on October 12, 1960. See the below PDF.A Small Unidirectional Dynamic Probe M ...

Will tape around the SM57 plastic grill change the polar pattern?
March 5, 2018

This will alter the polar pattern in a very negative manner. The pattern will be become "semi-omnidirectional" and the frequency response wi ...

SM57 for cymbals?
March 2, 2018

At 11/09/2001 09:44 AM we wrote - Are SM57's good enough for cymbals in a small low budget home recording studio?* They will be lacking in "high ...

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Accessories

A55M

Shock Mount Microphone Clip

A56D

Drum Microphone Mount

X2U

Signal Adapter

A75M

Universal Microphone Mount

A25D

Microphone Clip

A26M

Dual Microphone Mount

A2WS

Locking Microphone Windscreen

A50D

Microphone Drum Mount

A55HM

Snap-in Shock Stopper Mount

A81WS

Large Foam Microphone Windscreen

MVi

Digital Audio Interface

VIP55SM

Dual Mount Kit

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