Aug 2013

SM57 or SM58?

Posted by arbutusmusic

1174774_621578804549569_924303869_n.jpgRecording tip for you young engineers out there. I was arranging my mic drawer and thought I'd post this little fact you might not know. If you're sweating in your home studio because you don't have a SM57 you only have a SM58 to mic your snare or guitar cab, and everyone on every forum said to use a '57 don't panic. A SM57 and SM58 use the same transformer, cartridge, and even handle. Yup, same part numbers. The only difference is the removable grill on the '58 and voila, a '57. (We'll talk another time about losing that transformer) ~cheers, RIch