Great article about how the Shure SM57 became the “go-to” microphone in the audio industry. For me, I like my Sennheiser 421 or Shure clip on, but I ALWAYS have a SM57 in my bag “just in case”.
When the world’s top audio engineers are asked for their one, must-have, general purpose dynamic microphone, many always answer: Shure’s SM57. Why is this $100 mic so revered? The simple answer is it sounds good on virtually everything. But with so much great new mic technology, how has this workhorse from the mid-1960s maintained its role as one of the world’s most popular dynamic microphones?