Today I’m reviewing my daily driver microphone the Shure sm7b. Now let’s go ahead and talk about what comes in the box obviously it comes with a microphone you stupid you get a 5/8 to 3/8 inch microphone stand adapter you get an additional fatter windscreen to help with plosives and also cut down on some of those higher frequencies you get a back panel cover to cover the switches on the back of the microphone.
1.Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid-Shure SM7B.
You get some documentation and goddamn it you get africkin sticker as far as the build quality. This is another one of those cases. Where I think sure has set the gold standard for what to expect out of broadcast microphones. It has anal-metal construction a really nice amount of weight to it and it’s just sturdy and well thought-out all around on the back of the microphone you’re gonna find two switches one for allow-cut filter and another for a midmost switch as you can see. It already has the mounting system attached so you’ll connect to this directly to your stand as well as connect your XLR port. Right there now some people may bethinking well how do you connect a shock mount to this thing and to be honest you don’t really need one because there is an internal air suspension system to help with any sort of bumps to the microphone stand or handling noise afar as specs this thing has a cardioidpolar pattern a frequency response of 50Hertz to 20 kilohertz a sensitivity of negative 59 decibels that’s so quiet and an impedance of 150 or 300 ohms so throughout.
2.Illustration Shure Studio Microphone – Shure SM7B
This review I’ve been speaking into the microphone on flat mode and now let’s go ahead and play with the switches and show you how you can change the sound. Now I’m speaking into the microphone with a low-cut field and this is how the audio sounds. Now I switched on the mid boost and this is how the audio sounds with those extremis in the mix and now I’ve enabled the low-cut as well as the mid boost two switches and this is the sound that you would get out of the microphone in this scenario and now I’ve switched it back to the flat mode and this is my personal preference and this is how the microphone sounds once we add the bigger pop filter onto the mica as you can tell it does decrease the higher frequencies just a little bit and this gives you an idea of that sound. Now moving around the microphone what the actual polar pattern is and how the audio sounds as we move around to the microphone and what kind of off axis rejection we get from this min. Now I’m banging on a keyboard with cherry MX blues directly behind the microphone to see how much of my voice versus how much the keyboard a picks up so now I’m right up on the microphones windscreen to demonstrate what kind of proximity effects you can get out of this microphone and because this mica is so quiet just like the majority of other broadcast dynamic micas. I do always recommend picking up a mica activator like the cloud lifter cl1or the FET head in this case. I have theft head and it’s allowed me to drop my game down to about 45 percent and get really nice level and decrease the amount of preamp noise that you’re picking up in your recording this mica may not be for you but I getaway that this mica is great it’s the mica use every single day I don’t know what else to say I’ll repeat this mica is great. So what can I really say about this thing I mean I love this microphone it’s my daily driver and it’s the mocha I’ve used on pretty much every podcast I’ve recorded over the last three years so in terms of pros I think this mica just sounds incredibly natural with an accurate sound reproduction. It has the ability to adjust the tone of the microphone with the switches on the back of it also does a pretty good job at background noise rejection while also being forgiving. If you move slightly off axis which is really beneficial if you’re podcasting or if you’re in a broadcast situation it has frequency response all the way up to 20kilohertz and it’s insanely durable and then in terms of cons it’s just reallydang expensive and it’s also really quiet as is the case with many dynamic microphones.
3.Shure SM7B Vocal for Brodcast, Podcast or Recording – Shure SM7B.
So you’ll just have to drive your preamps pretty hard or pick up amice activator think this mica sounds good on the electric amazing on the voice but then on the acoustic guitar it leaves quite abet to be desired but the reason why I love this microphone so much is that you get all the benefits of a broadcast dynamic microphone without being limited and what I mean by that is a lot of broadcast dynamic microphones just offer you one tone and that’s the super boom radio voice. Which is something you would never ever want on a musical recording and sure you can get that tone out of this microphone with a little bit of processing but also you can record pop vocals on this thing or record some screaming metal vocals it’s just a lot more versatile of a microphone and if you’re paying 400 or $500 microphone. I think you should be able to-do more than one thing with it and this microphone fulfills that need so when it comes down to it although I do 100%recommend this microphone. I don’t think it’s for everybody because you don’t have to spend $400 to sound good. I think for the majority of people just picking up an sm58orsm57 with a pop filter would be perfectly sufficient and fulfill all your needs but if you do want to take into that next level and get that little bit of added frequency response from 18to 20 kilohertz as well as an improved low-end then I 100% recommend this microphone it’s my daily driver it’s goanna continue to be my daily driver and this thing is just amazing in my personal opinion alright guys.