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SM57 Unidyne III

Shure SM57 Unidyne III
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The origin of SM57 may be traced to 1937, when Shure engineer Ben Bauer developed the first single-element directional microphone, the Unidyne, which had a cardioid pickup pattern. In 1959, another Shure engineer, Ernie Seeler, advanced the art of microphone design significantly with the Unidyne III. Seeler torture-tested the Unidyne III during three years of research and development and thereby, produced the SM series of rugged and reliable Shure microphone capsules. The "SM" stands for Studio Microphone; Seeler was an aficionado of classical music and expected the SM57 to be used for orchestras. He "despised" rock music, but ironically, the microphone ended up being widely used during amplified concerts, and has become an industry standard for snare drums, toms, guitar amps and other components of rock groups.


What's in YOUR mic locker???

Audio-Technica ATM33R (2) Beyerdynamic MC740N Beyerdynamic M260N Electro-Voice N/D267 Electro-Voice PL6 Groove Tubes GT66 Sennhieser E602 Shure SM7-B Shure SM57 Shure SM57 Unidyne III Shure SM-58 Shure SM81 (2)

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

...- Royer 121 Toms - Senn 421's Snare Top - Sony 38A Snare Bot - AKG 451E Crush 1 - RCA BK5 Crush 2 - SM57 Unidyne III

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What's in YOUR mic locker???

...Shure 545 Unidyne III 'Trigger' Types 2 x Shure 545 Unidyne III 'Normal Body' 1 x Shure SM57 Unidyne III in the middle A nice little homemade mic splitter box with a Lundahl Transformer in, A few spare mic transformers and adapters, some space to fit a few 'FET Boosters' too...

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