Is a SM57 good for recording guitar?

Is a SM57 good for recording guitar?

The Shure SM57 is a very capable microphone for recording an acoustic guitar. Its ability to eliminate unwanted noise make it a good choice to capture the acoustic guitar’s clarity and detail. Condenser microphones are the best option for acoustic guitar, but with care an SM57 can work well.

Why is Shure SM57 good?

Sound quality The Shure SM57 is deliberately tuned to keep vocals and instruments clear and present. Sub-bass frequencies are attenuated. This is good for live music as you don’t want a kick drum or the fundamental note of a bass guitar to overpower mid-range sounds.

How do you mic a SM57 acoustic guitar?

Your microphone should be positioned between 6 and 12 inches from the sound hole of your guitar. Distance is a good rule of thumb, but you don’t want to get too close. In order to use this tip, I simply turn the mic diagonally around about the 12th fret and then move it to diagonally face the guitar’s neck.

Are SM57’s and SM58’s really the same mic?

The SM57 and SM58 are both cardioid dynamic microphones that feature the same microphone capsule design. The main difference is that the SM58 microphone features a ball grille with a built in pop filter to reduce the plosive consonants that can sometimes occur on recordings when vocalists enunciate their “P”s and “T”s.

Who used SM57 on vocal?

The SM57 has been used on a ton of big-name vocals, most notably, Bono of U2. Flood said something to the extent of it sounding really bad (until properly mixed) but that it was worth it because of the vibe they were able to capture from Bono’s performance. The SM57 has been used on a ton of big-name vocals, most notably, Bono of U2.

Which USB interface should I get for a Shure SM57?

Quick Setup. The MVi is compatible with most devices that have a USB or Lightning connector.

  • Touch Panel Interface Controls. Adjust microphone or headphone level by sliding your finger across the control surface.
  • Preset Modes.
  • Advanced Mic Settings.
  • Adjusting Microphone Level.
  • System Requirements and Compatibility
  • Specifications.
  • What is the sm57 used for?

    With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.