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How to make a fake SM57 sound good (video)

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8 years 7 months
Hi guys and girls,
I just finished my video about a fake sm57 from
I was very surprised of what I discovered while doing it.

Who never thought what if when seeing an add for a sm57 under 30$ ??

Let me know what you thing, about the results, the video and production.

Thanks !

Has the SM57 lost Presidential approval?

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7 years 7 months
For years now, all the images we see in the UK of the American president and other senior figures featured a pair of Shure SM57s on the lectern. I now see all sorts of strange microphones - so what has happened? Have Shure fallen out with the new administration?

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

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8 years 7 months
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

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21 years

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.

Almost Any mic I want and Metallica's very own daul pre-amp...the Sm57 won.

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7 years 5 months
I used Metallica's very own vocal preamp and any mic I wanted to...the 57 won

I have a friend who works for SSE (sound engineer company in England who do festivals live sound)

My friend borrowed me two flight suitcases full of amazing mic's and also a dual channel pre amp used by Metallica and also a lovely valve pre amp.


Lexicon Apha with Shure SM57 help?

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7 years 9 months
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 im missing something very simple but im a complete begineers so would love some assitance please ? Thanks alot xx

Microphone articles & shootout: SM7B, SM57, Beta 58A, BG2.1, RE20, AT4050

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21 years
Hi microphone lovers! I wrote some articles and created sound clips for a bunch of microphones on Gear-Wiki. I thought I'd share the links as I hope this can be useful.

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