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Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone
Key Features
  • For Drums, Guitars & Vocals
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Made for the Stage and Recording
  • Includes Mic Clip & Bag
The Shure SM57-LC Microphone is a cardioid dynamic microphone used in many applications including the USA's presidential podium for over 3 decades. It is a suitable choice for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence, the SM57-LC is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an effective cardioid pickup pattern, which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise.
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made in? which country

made in? which country
Asked by: Tamil
This SM57 is made in Mexico.
Answered by: Temuri
Date published: 2020-03-16


I'm a comedian looking for the best recording device for audience laughter. I have equipment to record my voice, but whats the best device for capturing as much audience laughter as possible?
Asked by: Anonymous
I disagree that one should use an omni mic for picking up audience laughter. Most clubs and auditoriums have PA systems, and you want to focus on the audience while not picking up the PA system. Therefore, you need a directional microphone that you can point at the audience and away from the PA loudspeakers. The SM57 will work OK in this application. So will other directional microphones.
Answered by: Robert A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this mic need a direct box when connecting ...

Does this mic need a direct box when connecting to a mixer? The mixer is a Yamaha MG if that matters.
Asked by: David
No. Use a microphone input on the mixer and use the trim or gain control on the mixer to get good gain from the mic. Not to much and not too little! Just Right!
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2021-04-26

Does this mic require phantom power?

Does this mic require phantom power?
Asked by: Anthony
No, the Shure SM57-LC Dynamic Instrument Microphone does not require phantom power for operation.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-04-26


Can the SM 57 microphone plug directly into my Canon HF 100 HD video camera with a 1/8 (3.5MM) cable?
Asked by: Bob K.
The Shure SM57 can be connected to the 3.5mm input of a camera. For the best sound, it is recommended to use a combination of XLR cable, and specially designed XLR to 3.5mm adapter. The Kopul LMT100 will match the low impedance output of the mic to the high impedance input of the camera. <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Could you tell the weight of the hole package?
Asked by: Anonymous
Total package weight is just under 3 lbs.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


What's the dynamic range?
Asked by: Anonymous
Detailed frequency response data can be found here: <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Shure Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28


Use for Outdoor Nature Recording yes/no?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: luis a.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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