Shure SM57

The Shure SM57 is a close relative of the SM58, but is meant primarily for mic'ing instruments, both live and in the studio. Like the SM58, it is an industry standard, and in particular the SM57 is a popular choice in mic'ing drum sets.


  • Dynamic, Cardioid
  • Rugged, durable
  • Proximity effect
  • Good for both live and studio applications

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