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 ?): 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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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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Awesome Mic
Paaf, 26.06.2020
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I use it mainly to record guitars and sing, it is very polyvalent and does what I expect from it. Can only recommend it!

I don't use it everyday but all I can say is that it is perfect for almost any kind of recording.

I did not have a big budget but I needed a mic to record guitar and voices. So I chose to buy the Sure SM57 LC and I am really not disapointed. Very versatile. not much more to say.

Pros
It is extremely polyvalent so you can use it with almost everything, it is small. I bought in a bundle with a stand. Everything is quite sturdy. It is the first mic I buy so I can't compare with others bit I am entirely satisfied with it.

Cons
Nothing much to say, of course you can get mics for a specific purpose but for the price, this one is really perfect if you only want to buy one mic. It is a bit heavy but it's okay.

If you hesitate, do not, you will for sure not regret buying it as it is one of the best mic you can find for this price!
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Industry standard, but not for 2020
Edgar Blackdagger, 16.04.2020
It is what it is, you stumble upon it everywhere and it used to be convenient for any occasion, but it's not the 90s anymore, it's got medium output, not great side and back rejection and off-axis colorartion and its frequency responce is full of peaks and drops.
For me nowadays it should be considered as just a character mic if you want the sound of the '80s and '90s, nothing bad with that, but it's not that miraculous mic you hear about, at least not for today's standards.

I much prefer my Sontronics Solo for smooth and accurate sound capturing, and for character Sennheiser e845s, lower output but the gurthiest, yet spanky bass and guitar cab sounds, the best low mids I've ever come across.
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Simply the best
rockspellsinger, 22.02.2019
I have 2 and I will definitely buy more in the future.
It's true what everybody says about SM57. This mic is a legend. I don't know if I can say anything bad about it, because it reproduce the sound perfectly. It has a clear and warm sound.
I've used it for guitar amp, bass amp, vocals, acoustic guitar and drums, and so far I was very pleased of the output. From my point of view, this is more suitable for live applications, since it doesn't enter in feedback so easily, and in studio I will be using it for guitar / bass amps and toms; otherwise I would go with condensers. But sometimes, even if you have a mic suited for a specific task, it is a good idea to add one of this. It will make the sound more natural.
Like SM58, it's made of metal, looking like it would last a life time. Don't freak out about the rotating / wobbling cap. It is mentioned in the specs that it's supposed to be like that. And unlike SM58, this one is smaller. So.. from my point of view it is worth every penny, even more. I believe this is a must have mic.
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