Reviews and Problems with Shure SM57 Instrument Microphone
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David, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This microphone was purchased for church applications: recording and amplification of instruments and occasional voice applications. It is well-constructed and solid. I like the feel and robustness. I would not use this for pipe organ or grand piano music, but it is absolutely great for acoustic guitar and other instruments without significant low bass.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: Provides excellent performance at a reasonable price. We use it to record my son's trombone auditions using a TASCAM DR-40 digital recorder. Easy to use and connect. Good performance and robust construction.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Perfect go-to mic. The industry standard for quality recording.
2 September 2014
Summary: I received this microphone along with the X2U Adapter, which allows you to just record from your laptop without an expensive interface. I purchased this originally to record sound effects for a sound design course I was taking. The microphone is a "cardioid mic" which means that it picks up sound from a specific direction, which is important in a situation where there are other sounds around you that you want to keep to a minimum.