Excerpt: Classic mics necessary for any mic locker. Have found SM57 great in studio for instruments, SM58 great in studio for background vocals. SM58 great live - road warrior. SM57 very versatile mic. Stands and cables are nice extras and will hold up if not abused.
Pros: Pros, Great Starter Studio Set, Sm57 Great For Studio Mic, Sm58 Great All-around Mic, Stands And Cables A Bonus
Excerpt: I purchased this Mic, Stand, and cable as my first microphone experience. I purchased this to compliment my acoustic guitar live sound. I am playing through a Roland AC60 and the sound is very nice. I actually like the sound of the Shure mic through the amp over plugged in to my pickup on my Taylor acoustic. The Shure SM57 is very easy to use for the amateur, has very good sound, and is very durably made.
Excerpt: Shure’s Beta line offers various “improvements” to the mics in the SM line, featuring subtle changes across the microphone specs. Although similar to the SM family of products, the Beta series mics have a slightly different sound that makes them sometimes complimentary to, and other times a great alternative to, the familiar classics.
Excerpt: There are some drawbacks to consider about the SM57. While it does not need phantom power, it does need a lot of gain at the preamp when recording softer sounds. That can bring in more noise from the preamp (the Mic itself is generally quiet). The SM57, as mentioned before, does not capture the very low or very high frequencies as well as con...
Excerpt: Everybody who runs a pro recording studio has at least one Shure SM57 and most PA companies will have half a dozen. The reason is that that will make a decent job of recording most things and really for the snare drum it's the recording microphone of choice over mics costing 10 times as much. Listen to 20 classic albums and chances are the snare and probably the electric guitar cabs have been miiked with a Shure SM57.