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shure sm57

T47 vs. SM81 vs. KSM44 vs. T12 vs. SM57 (Acoustic guitar)

Hi guys !

Many of you know I worked on a T47 kit.
I received and built a T12 as well. Here is a video showing it with other mics on a guitar

My T12 has a very pronounced proximity effect, but I think it's a nice addition to my collection.. Still trying it on different sources ;)

Tell me what you think..

Tape Op SM57 Mod - Removing the transformer…

Has anyone tried this mod?

It's a simple mod - basically, you're just removing the transformer from the XLR barrel housing of the mic by boiling (yes, I said boiling) the housing of the mic ( and of course you have removed the XLR jack and the capsule from the mic first...) which softens up the glue that holds the transformer in place.

With the glue soft from the heat of boiling, you remove the transformer.

Lexicon Apha with Shure SM57 help?

Hi there just got Lexicon Alpha with Shure sm57, i used this vid here Lexicon Alpha - How to Record a Track in Cubase LE5 - YouTube to assist me so i think i have it setup correctly. So i can hear mic through headphones when plugged into alpha but when i try to record on Cubase it just picks up sound from in built microphone on my mac. I went to audio settings and changed input to alpha option. I know I'm missing something very simple but I'm a complete begineers so would love some assitance please ? Thanks a lot xx