Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
response: 40 to 15,000 Hz.
Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic.
No microphone locker is complete without a generous selection of
SM57's. Great for live-sound or studio recording, it is one of the most popular
mics in the world for faithfully capturing audio from any vocal- or
instrument-source. You can trust Shure's legendary
reputation to deliver professional results on all of your audio
The Most popular Snare Mic Ever
The SM57 is a dynamic microphone that can handle the highest
Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) without distortion. As a
result, it is often picked first for high-volume instrument
sources. Countless hit recordings feature an SM-57 on the top
snare head, with a second SM-57 run out-of-phase on the bottom.
This technique will give you a fat, snappy tone with plenty of
stick-crack and snare-buzz. You can blend the two mics in the mix
to get just the right back-beat for your song.
Perfect For High-Volume Amplifiers
Guitar amplifiers are another SM-57-friendly sound source.
It takes some major gain to overdrive a high-wattage tube amp. In
fact, recording studios will often isolate a half-stack because
recording-volumes can be painful to the ears. Your SM-57 can
handle it, though. Close-mic one of the
12-inch speakers and you'll get a clear, precise guitar tone that will
cut through any mix. You'll bring the energy of a live
performance to your recorded guitar tracks, for a much more accurate
interpretation of your music.
Custom-Tuned Frequency Response
While snare drums and guitar cabinets are two of its strengths, the
SM-57 has a custom-tuned frequency response from 40Hz - 15KHz to
reproduce any sound source with professional quality. Tapered
bass roll-off from around 750Hz removes the boominess from vocals and
instruments alike, with a ruler-flat response up to 3kHz. Enhanced
definition up around the 6- to 10-kHz range brings brilliance and
clarity to upper harmonics, adding sparkle to the top of your
mix. It's hard to believe how something so simple as the proper
microphone can have such a positive impact on your final product, but
one listen to the SM-57 and you'll be a believer.
Cardioid Pickup Pattern
Today's multitrack recording techniques often rely on good
separation between recorded tracks. If one instrument is bleeding
over onto another's track, it can be difficult to mix the two
SM-57 uses a cardioid pickup pattern to focus on a specific sound
source. Audio from outside the pickup pattern is rejected for
clean, isolated studio recordings. The unidirectional pattern is
also beneficial in a live-sound setting. You have more
freedom in mic positioning, letting you boost microphone gain much
higher without worrying about feedback. Don't be surprised when
other sound techs start asking you for tips. Tell them you were
born with magic ears.
Durable And Reliable
Professional sound quality is only part of the story. The
SM-57's rock-solid reliability is just as impressive. After all,
what good is a "go-to" microphone if it's not ready when
die-cast steel casing protects internal components from damage, with
Shure's patented internal shockmount to reduce mechanical noise caused
by handling or room-vibration. A polycarbonate grille shields the
stainless steel dynamic element from the rough treatment typically
inflicted upon a touring microphone. Gig after gig,
session after session, you can count on your SM57 to perform just like
the first time you plug it in.
The Drop Test And The President
As with all mics in the SM series, the -57 has passed Shure's
now-famous drop test. The prototype was dropped ten times from a
height of ten feet with no loss of performance. Hopefully your
mics won't suffer that kind of torture, but isn't it nice to know they
can? For further proof of its reliability, look no further than
the White House. A slim, unobtrusive
SM-57 has perched atop the Presidential podium for more than thirty
years, delivering the goods with workhorse-consistency.
The next time you bump into the leader of the free world, you can tell
him you use the same microphone. He's sure to be impressed.
Shure SM58 Dynamic
Response Tailored For Vocals.
Built-in Spherical Wind and Pop Filter.
Cardioid Polar Pattern.
Shure's Most Famous Microphone!
For more than 40 years, Shure's SM58 has been the "go-to"
microphone for musicians, producers, and sound-engineers around the
world. No other mic in your arsenal can match its legendary reputation
for great sound and rugged dependability. With an SM58 on the stage,
you can forget about the microphone and concentrate on your
Engineered For Great Sounding Vocals
features specially tuned midrange response for boosted
presence in your vocal tracks. While some mics cause
get lost in the mix, the SM58 cuts through the instrumental tracks and
positions the singer right out in front. Your music will gain the
crisp focus that separates
the professionals from the hobbyists.
Special Technology For Quiet Operation
Shure's unique spherical filter brings smoothness and clarity to
both lead- and backing-vocals. Wind and breath sounds are
minimized, cutting down on ambient noise that can ruin recorded tracks
and possibly damage live sound equipment. A tried-and-true
internal shockmount also cleans up your performance by reducing
handling noise. Those loud creaks and pops that result from pulling the
mic out of its clip or adjusting its position can be completely
avoided. Plus, floor vibrations won't
enter the signal stream when the SM58 is mounted on a stand.
Clean tracks always sit better in the mix, giving them their own space
and texture. You'll be surprised at what pops out of your performance
once the unwanted noise is gone.
Live sound stages and recording studios both rely on good
microphone isolation for quality results. If one audio source bleeds
over into another, it's hard to know what to fix and how to fix
it. Fortunately, Shure SM58s have a
unidirectional, cardioid pickup pattern for outstanding aiming control.
Since sounds outside the pickup pattern are automatically rejected, you
can position the mic to only "hear" your intended audio source.
In the studio, you'll have clean, separated tracks for faster
editing. On stage, you can be sure your input levels are strong
without worrying about feedback. Either way, your project just
got a whole lot easier. Shure includes a 180-degree rotating mic
clip to help you get perfect mic placement, every time.
The SM58's tank-like durability has reached mythic status in the
music world. Veteran rockers love to tell the tale of how they
hammered the stage together with their SM58, then sang through the
whole gig without missing a beat. You'll be a part of the legend
when you grasp the perfectly balanced die-cast metal handle and raise
the rigid steel mesh grille up to your lips. It's hard not to
feel the weight of all that music history when you realize your
favorite artists hefted that same handle, delivering their lyrics
through that same mesh grille.
The Drop Test
Nostalgic sentiment is nice, but how about some cold, hard
evidence? The SM58 met and conquered Shure's famous "drop test,"
falling ten times from a height of ten feet with no drop in
performance! We all know what happens at the live show. The
energy is high, people are jumping around, and your mic stand is bound
to get bumped. It's nice to know you can pick it up, dust it off,
and get right back into the moment. Nothing will kill the vibe
faster than telling the crowd to hang on a minute while you swap out
equipment. With an SM58, you never have to stop!
Shure knows their audience, and they priced the SM58
accordingly. At this musician-friendly price, you can outfit the
whole stage without breaking your tour- or studio-budget. Use the
savings to try and find other gear that performs as well as the SM58,
if you can.
MIDISport UNO MIDI Interface with Cables and Connectors
1x1 MIDI interface that is totally portable,
hot-swappable, and powered completely by your computer's USB
port. Drivers support all Windows operating systems 98SE and
higher, as well as Macintosh OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Length: 10 ft.
Mac OS X Core MIDI
Minimum System Requirements (PC)
Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP1 or higher)*
* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is
not currently supported.
Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
OS X 10.1.5 or greater
USB to MIDI Cable
Connecting your MIDI equipment to your computer's USB port has never
been easier. Simply load the included driver and connect the cables --
it's that easy! For Windows only. Not compatible with Macintosh at this
-- Computer: IBM PC or compatible, with Windows compatible SVGA display
and 16-bit soundcard.
-- Processor: Pentium II class 233 MHz processor (400MHz for Windows
-- RAM: Windows 98/Me 64 MB RAM, Windows 2000/XP 128 MB RAM
-- Hard drive: 16 MB of hard disc space
-- Operating system: Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows
2000 Professional, Windows XP Home and Professional
-- CD-ROM drive: a 16X or faster CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
-- MIDI music keyboard: (or controller) required
-- USB port: required
-- Internet access: required
-- Recommended: Pentium II class 400 MHz processor (700 MHz for Windows
2000/XP) Windows 98/Me 128 MB RAM, Windows 2000/XP 256 MB RAM
Two 5-pin din plugs.
SignalFlex high-quality, low-priced import cables are the finest
low-noise polymer cables available. This is a straight, Black MIDI
cable with two 5-pin din plugs and molded ends.
Extend your MIDI cables
Adapt and survive! Hosa's comprehensive adapter line offers solutions
to connectivity problems you encounter on stage and in the studio.
Think connecting a MIDI male plug to another MIDI male plug is
impossible, wrong, or unnatural? Not anymore!! With this small, but
useful item, you can extend your MIDI cables to unnatural lengths!
USB Interface with Microphone Preamp
2 XLR inputs, 2 1/4 in. unbalanced outputs. 48v Phantom power.
MAudio MobilePre 2x2 16-Bit
48kHz USB Interface with Microphone Preamp
MobilePre USB is the perfect audio interface and preamp for your laptop
recording needs. A total of three kinds of audio inputs and
outputs provide maximum flexibility for any application—including two
on-board microphone/instrument preamps and high-impedance instrument
inputs ideal for connecting guitars and basses. MobilePre USB is
completely bus-powered so you can take it anywhere you need to record
and play music—including field recording and sampling expeditions with
your laptop. (Of course, you
can use it on the desktop as well.) And, M Audio's
zero-latency direct monitoring provides you with an easy and
professional recording experience.
2 x 2 USB audio interface
Ideal for mobile operation
2 microphone inputs (XLR balanced) with 48v phantom power
Stereo microphone input (1/8 in.)
2 high-impedance instrument/line inputs (1/4 in. balanced)
2 analog outputs (unbalanced 1/4 in. @ -10dBv)
Stereo line output (1/8 in.)
Stereo headphone output (1/8 in.) with level control knob
Gain control knob for each input channel (+40 dB max)
Zero-latency hardware direct monitoring with software level control
Mono/stereo direct monitoring
USB-powered (no wall wart or batteries needed)
M-Audio USB solutions are the shortest path between inspiration and
final tracks. Their advanced technology and seamless driver
support allow musicians to take advantage of pristine sound quality
with plug-and-play ease. No PCI card installation, no muss or
fuss. M-Audio's USB drivers also let you independently scale bit
depth and sample rate (up to 96k) to deliver the lowest USB latency
Whether you use Mac or PC, M-Audio's USB solutions offer affordable,
high performance recording, playback and performance solutions for
today’s compact, mobile musicians. And once you experience a
laptop-based virtual studio running with an M-Audio USB interface,
you'll wonder how you ever made music any other way. The killer
rig now even fits in a backpack so you can make music on your own
Audio Performance Specifications
Sampling frequencies (kHz): 8, 9.6, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32,
Signal-to-noise ratio: 101dB (typical, A-weighted)
Dynamic range: 101dB (typical, -60dB input, A-weighted)
Minimum System Requirements
Pentium II 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM, Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Mac G3 or G4 with native USB support, 64 MB RAM, Mac OS 9.1 or greater
or OS X
Bit-Depth Supported: 16-bit, Input & Output
Hardware Direct Monitoring: Zero Latency w/ Software Level Control
(Stereo or Channel 1 Mono path, Software-set)
Record & Play Outputs and Direct Monitor (Thru) Levels:
Software-controlled (Mute & +12 to -50 dB, in 2 dB steps)
Master Output Volume Control: Software-controlled (Mute & 0 to -62
dB, in 2 dB steps)
***All MAudio USB products send or receive version 1.0 USB information
but can be used with version 2.0, though will not take advantage of the
additional 2.0 benefits.