Reviews and Problems with Shure SM7B Studio Microphone
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10 May 2012
Excerpt: For a dynamic, this is pretty decent. You don't get the mouth clicks and sibilances and as much background noise as you do with a condenser. So it's good for voiceover and podcasts and so on. For vocals, it has a thick, potentially stuffy and middy, focused and closed kind of sound. Not an open, broad and neutral sound like a condenser. It has a crisp top end if you high-shelve it with an EQ. But the thing is, it doesn't work on all voices.
Excerpt: “No, not the Shure SM57,” I said to the young clerk at the mega guitar market, “I need an SM-SEVEN.” “Dude,” he replied. “There’s no such thing. You mean a FIFTY-SEVEN.” At that point, luckily, I spied an SM-7A box behind the counter and pointed it out to him. The poor fellow was embarrassed, to say the least. He said, “Dude, I had no clue.” “You said it, not me,” I thought to myself.
Excerpt: The Model SM7B is a large diaphragm dynamic microphone with a smooth, flat, frequency response designed primarily for speech and particularly voice-over work where it has become the industry standard. Its distinctive design comes from the construction of its internal capsule mounting and built in pop shield and if imitation is the the sincerest form of flattery then even Neumann have taken the SM7's principle design ideas in the production of their new voice-over...