The Shure SM57 is a unidirectional dynamic studio microphone, renowned across the world for unparalleled performance when recording vocals, acoustic instruments, drums, percussion and brass. Its effective cardioid pickup pattern makes the SM57 a superb choice for directional microphone placement, isolating the main sound source and minimising spill and feedback from elsewhere on stage or in the studio environment. What is the SM57 best suited to? It's the most popular choice for a professional musician who wants to mic up their amplified or acoustic instrument such as a guitar amp or bass amp, saxophone, trumpet or drums. It is used on stages and in studios around the world. The SM57 is so well regarded that it has been the microphone of choice on the podium of the U.S President for over 40 years. Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this workhorse the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers all over the world.