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Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Multi-purpose Shure microphone with contoured frequency response



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    Product Description

    The Shure SM57 is a legendary dynamic mic; even that’s probably an understatement. Its easily the most popular, ubiquitous instrument microphone in the whole world. You’ll find it being used to mic up everything from toms and snares, to brass instruments and guitar amplifiers. Some vocalists even prefer it ahead of its cousin, the SM58. 

    Key Features 

    • Seriously durable; these mics withstand extensive usage. 
    • A pneumatic shock mount design reduces the amount of handling noise. 
    • Cardioid polar pattern picks up focused sound from the front. It reduces incoming ambient sound from the back and sides. 
    • Ideal for capturing instrument amplifiers, percussion and drums. You can even use it for vocals. 
    • A meticulously shaped frequency response reproduces your source clearly and cleanly. 

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    Deserved Reputation

    It’s a popular piece of gear for a reason. It features a supremely clear, bright sound, with a well-shaped frequency response. This makes it well suited to recording in the studio and capturing instruments live. It’s this versatility, level of performance and reliability that has solidified its reputation amongst the music community. 

    Perfect Pickup

    A cardioid polar pattern effectively isolates your source. It highlights it in excellent detail, while reducing any unwanted background noise. This makes it perfect not just for guitar and drums, but woodwind instruments too. 

    In the Box

    • Mic Clip
    • Case 
    • Shure SM57


    • Type: Dynamic
    • Frequency Response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Impedance: Rated impedance is 150 Ω (310 Ω actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated low impedance
    • Polarity: Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
    • Case: Dark grey, enamel-painted, die-cast steel with a polycarbonate grille and a stainless steel screen
    • Connector: Three-pin professional audio connector (male XLR type)
    • Weight: 284 g
    • Dimensions: 157 mm L x 32 mm W 

    Written by Will Brook-Jones

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    Customer Reviews


    138 reviews





    Dr Rob Kinnersley14th Jul 2022

    Solid, miked up my bass and acoustic guitars beautifully. Very directional so great for looping

    Value 5Looks 3Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer26th Jun 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr X Plank25th Jun 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mrs Angela Barbosa De Amorim21st Jun 2022

    É a qualidade que eu esperava.

    Value 5Looks 4Sound 5

    Mr James Smith15th Jun 2022

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer15th Jun 2022

    Tried out the mic at a gig, on clarinet. The sound engineer was very happy with it.

    Value 4Looks 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer11th Mar 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer4th Feb 2022

    Great microphone for not a lot of money. If you're thinking of getting your first microphone this should be the one. And if you decide to never buy another microphone this one will be enough for most things. It will cover everything, from vocals to guitar cabs, bass cabs and even kick drums (yes, and it works great). It's a must have regardless if you own a studio or record yourself in a bedroom.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr JOHN ODDIE20th Jan 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr ANDREW YOUNG9th Jan 2022

    Yet to use this one in anger. Past experience tells me it's excellent in many live and recording situations.

    Looks 5

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