Reviews and Problems with Shure SM7B Studio Microphone
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Josh Pod, B&H Photo
13 January 2015
Excerpt: If you didn't know what to expect when getting teh SM7B then you didn't do your research. This mic has legendary status for a reason. It sounded great right out of the box and has added more pro sound to my projects. Glad I spent the money.
Excerpt: This mic is a no brainer to setup. All I did was just switch on the bass roll off to match the vocalist voice I was recording. The greatest thing about this mic is no matter how hard the vocalists sang there were no distortions. The voice was clear and uncolored. It is unbelievable that a mic for around this price point (300ish) can make such a difference to a track. Imagine I tested it out with an air conditioning unit on behind it and it rejected the noise from it.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Summary: For a very reachable price, I was able to buy this new SM7B mic and match part one of the signal Chain used to record many pro recordings from Michael Jackson's Thriller to Chickenfoot's III. You can see the mic briefly in the studio parts of some Chickenfoot videos from III including the video for "Three and a half letters". You can find that video online. I've found it to be a quality mic.
Excerpt: The Mighty SM7B. One of the great all time vocal mics for sure. I use this thing all the time. It's a great mic to have in the arsenal. If I were only going to own one mic, it might be this one.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Great Off-axis Rejection
Excerpt: I've been wanting one of these for some time now, and am certainly not disappointed! It's fairly heavy for a mic, so be sure to use it on boom stands carefully. Also, it's got a low output, being a dynamic, so a good pre with clean gain is a must.