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Microphones for trombone and flute
October 16, 2019

To see which microphones we recommend for your application, see our online Which microphone should I use on ... ? (Selection Guides)All of these will ...

Which microphones for kick drum?
October 16, 2019

To see which microphones we recommend for kick drum, please see our online Selection Guides.That will provide you a good starting place, but we sugges ...

Miking a Leslie cabinet
October 16, 2019

To see which microphone we recommend on a Leslie, please see our Selection Guide.Use the same model for both in order to maintain a consistent timbre. ...

SM7B Output Level and Preamp Gain Specifications
May 23, 2019

The SM7 (SM7A, SM7B) is a dynamic microphone. A typical dynamic mic has a lower output level than a typical condenser mic. For example, the dynamic ...

Which direction should the SM7 point?
March 2, 2018

You are correct. Talk into the end of the microphone, just like an SM58. The SM7 is NOT a side address microphone. ...

Maximum SPL of SM7
February 22, 2018

Over 180 dB SPL - like the sound of the Space Shuttle launch at a close distance. ...

Are the SM7 and SM57 identical?
February 16, 2018

The SM7, the SM57, and the SM58 are all based on the Unidyne III capsule design. The SM7 capsule is not identical to the SM57 or SM58, but it is simil ...

SM57, SM7, Beta 57A Grill to Diaphragm Spacing
September 15, 2017

SM57 - 9 mmBeta 57A - 15 mmSM7B - 45 mm* Note the difference between the SM57 and the SM7B.  Because the SM7B diaphragm is set back farther from ...

Microphone in a radioactive environment
August 31, 2017

Shure does not have a test facility for radioactive emissions, so the following is educated speculation.There are three types of radiation that c ...

Does using an 1/8" adapter on an SM7 change the response?
August 30, 2017

You will not lose any quality by going through a simple adapter. But, the output level of the SM7B may be too low in level for a typical sound card. Y ...