Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
Product Description for the Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
The SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices. The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to it's standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications. SM7B Includes foam winscreen, close-talk windscreen, locking yoke mount.
- Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech
- Bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response setting
- Improved rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference emitted by computer monitors
- Internal "air suspension" shock isolation virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmission
- Highly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals or narration
- Now shipping with the A7WS detachable windscreen, designed to reduce plosive sounds and gives a warmer tone for close-talk vocals
- Yoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting provides precise control of microphone position
- Classic cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetrical about axis, to provide maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sound
- Rugged construction and excellent cartridge protection for outstanding reliability
Perfect for the imperfect home studio
Review by Daniel
A great classic mic for vox (and more)
Review by Dogstarr1
Finally started thinking about going with a dynamic mic after listening back to old demos with a SM57, but wanted something with a bit less of a congested sound.
Though these are known as one of Michael Jackson\'s favorite mics, don\'t let that scare you if you play rock, James Hetfield and Anthony Keidis are both known to use these on vocals quite a bit...bottom line, it has a smoothing and rich quality and a fullness that seems sort of condensor-like, but reacts very well to those of us that need to scream into the mic at times and it doesn\'t pick up the sound of your room.
Does help to have a mic-pre with a lot of gain on tap, as the output is on the low-side.
It\'s really a great mic for many things, but I bought for vox, and haven\'t tried it on other stuff as of yet, still should be good for anything you use an SM57 for, with a bit more bass, smoother and more \"refined\", I suppose).
It won\'t replace your condensors, but is a very good addition to your collection (you\'re building a mic collection too, right?)
(Posted on 1/10/11)