Can’t go wrong with an SM57

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Can’t go wrong with an SM57

Post by Jshannon3 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:48 pm

I just know that you can’t go wrong with a Shure SM 57 microphone for recording, and live performances. It’s the goto microphone, for the price, that’s what I’ve figured out. I’ve used a SM 57 at a couple of recording sessions and had great results with the sound quality and levels we were able to get. I used it to mic my Marshall and got great results. For live shows it’s the cats meow for instrument mics, I bought one special just for my Marshall. It has low noise and feedback making it an excellent instrument mic, and it doesn’t kill the sound guy too!
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Re: Can’t go wrong with an SM57

Post by Greg_L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:01 pm

They're great. Can't ever go wrong with a 57. You could actually record a whole band with nothing but 57s....even the bass amp and kick drum. I use 57s on bass cabs all the time.

But for the same price....the Audix i5 is sometimes better. It's smoother. And combine one with a 57 on the same cab.....killer.

And for a few hundred more...the MD421 probably stomps both of them out.
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Re: Can’t go wrong with an SM57

Post by erpece » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:35 am

Sennheiser E609. Designed to capture guitar at loud volumes and IMO by far the best MIC in the SM57 price range for on stage use. I have SM57's and 609's and you can get a great sound from either, but it is easier with the 609. The SM57 is probably more versatile though.
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Re: Can’t go wrong with an SM57

Post by okgb » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:05 am

Anything but a 57 , I say [ to be fair allot of recording have used 57's and a sound many are familiar with ] you could do better
any of the large diaphram dynamics will have less of a honk smoother, like the 421 , 409 but
where on the speaker and how close makes a big difference for any mic!
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