November 23, 2004 at 8:17 pm #70001November 23, 2004 at 8:33 pm #70010November 23, 2004 at 8:36 pm #70012
That is so weird, I was just looking at that mic yesterday. Looks like I got my choice.
It says it doesnt have a cable to come with it. I know nothing of these kinds of cables. What are they called?November 23, 2004 at 8:44 pm #70016
It depends on what you want to plug it into. Chances are you don’t have a proper pre-amp, you’re only working with the one on your soundcard. While the mic preamps on consumer soundcards are absolutely dreadful, if that’s all you have, that’s all you have.
Your mic input jack is probably a 1/8″ stereo jack. The microphone’s output is XLR. So you’ll need to get from XLR to 1/8″ mono. That probably means you’ll need an XLR to 1/4″ cable, which you can then use a 1/4″ to 1/8″ adapter to plug into your sound card.
I’ll see if I can find you some pictures.
Here’s the cable:
Here’s the adapter:November 23, 2004 at 8:51 pm #70020November 23, 2004 at 10:24 pm #70051
LechnologyParticipantNovember 24, 2004 at 11:03 am #70172
Nothing better to advice : the Shure SM57 is THE versatile mic by definition.
If you plan to use it for voice, don’t get too close to the capsule (let 35 inches between the mic and your mouth).
Another point : the SM57 is built like a tank so you can probably find one used without bad surprises. However, even used, the SM57 is quite expensive.
I advice you to save a bit and buy it : this is the kind of gear you keep all your life. Unlike most budget mics…
SM57 and SM58 are part of my “studio lifeguard” kit.November 24, 2004 at 3:33 pm #70194
let 35 inches between the mic and your mouth
35 centimeters, maybe?
If you get up close to a SM57, it has a very noticeable “proximity effect.” It makes your voice sound deeper and boomier.
I have 6 SM57s and I never plan on getting rid of any of them. I bought them all used and they all work just fine.November 24, 2004 at 4:16 pm #70203November 24, 2004 at 5:19 pm #70215
Josh, I’m looking now for extraordinary Russian mics of the Brand Oktava model Mk012. These are paired static overheads. All reviewers are extatic about these but I can’t find them in France – seems Oktava has difficulties to export.
Do you find them in the US ?
SM57 can be used for about everything : Brass, Guitar amps, Snare Drum…
BTW : Josh, what are you thinking of the mastering I did. You gave me no feedback (Maybe I should have PMed you for this)…
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