Shure SM57 by Vcru
Well I am sure as you all know the sm57 is another workhorse microphone. Used by just about any studio artist/engineer you have ever met and good reason for it. This is a dynamic mic that sounds great. On top of all that it is priced so cheaply there is no reason to not have one.
I have used this mic on snares, guitar and bass amps, cajon, and even acoustic guitar. You can have this mic on the snare and even if the drummer smashes it, it will still work . Also, if you have a preamp with enough gain or a loud singer this microphone can do wonders on vocals. I have found that I really like the sound on raspy rap vocals and higher pitched female vocals.
Overall I would say every studio needs at least a couple of these microphones for all these uses as above and I am sure you could find even more. I only have two at the moment but will definitely pick up at least two more as I find myself needing more than two and since you can pick them up at $100 or less it is seriously a no brainer. I would say the only people who complain about a microphone like this clearly have a lot more money than any of us reading this review!!