The legendary Shure SM57 is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.
The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.
Outstanding performance, reliability, and application diversity make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.
Dynamic: Simple, rugged diaphragm/coil. handles extreme volume levels without distortion.
Cardioid: Picks up the most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. Less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.
Tailored: Smooth, extended response. Tuned to accentuate specific types of instruments or voices.