SM57 Instrument Microphone

An industry standard for performance and recording, the versatile and rugged SM57 is an exceptional instrument microphone and vocal microphone.

  • Handheld or mountable microphone for guitars, vocals, and other instruments in live sound and recording applications
  • Dynamic cartridge with cardioid polar pattern
  • Available with or without a cable
  • Includes SM57, microphone clip, storage bag, and user guide
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Product Details

The legendary Shure SM57 is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.

The SM57 has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern that isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.

Outstanding performance, reliability, and application diversity make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers worldwide.

Features

  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion, and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
  • Extremely durable under the heaviest use
  • Frequency response: 40 to 15,000 Hz
  • Replacement cartridge:  R57

Available Options

SM57-LC Without Cable
SM57-X2u Includes XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter
SM57VIP Dual Microphone Kit
Type Dynamic
Frequency Response 40 to 15,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Unidirectional (cardioid), rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency.

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.

  • A25D

    A25D Microphone Clip

    Break resistant microphone clip that securely mounts the SM58, SM57, SM87A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C and all other microphones with 3/4-inch and larger handles to a standard microphone stand.

  • A26M

    A26M Dual Microphone Mount

    Allows two Shure SM57, Beta 57A, or 545 Series microphones to be placed vertically on a standard microphone stand.

  • A55HM

    A55HM Snap-in "Shock Stopper" Mount

    Shock Stopper Isolation Mount/Swivel Adapter, Half Mount, for SM57, SM58, Beta 57A, Beta 58A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C or any Shure tapered handle mic.

  • A55M

    A55M Shock Mount Microphone Clip

    Isolation mount and swivel adapter securely attaches Shure models SM57, SM58, SM86, Beta57A, Beta58A, Beta87A, and Beta87C to standard microphone stands.

  • A81WS

    A81WS Large Foam Microphone Windscreen

    Reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with the Shure end address microphones such as the Shure SM81, and SM57. Available in gray.

  • R57

    R57 Cartridge for SM56 and SM57

    R57 Replacement Cartridge for Shure SM56 and SM57 Microphones.

  • RK244G

    RK244G Screen and Grille for SM57

    Replacement screen and grille assembly for the Model SM57 microphone consisting of the complete screen and grille assembly, an extra retainer ring, and nameplate.

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
SM Microphone Product Brochure English PDF 1.85 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
SM57 Specification Sheet English PDF 280 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
R57 R59 Replacement Cartridges User Guide English PDF 392 kb
SM57 User Guide English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish PDF 939 kb

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