Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
It’s rare to encounter a microphone that not only can do it all, but also not break the bank for someone seeking such a valuable tool to add to their arsenal. Shure’s SM57 dynamic microphone somehow manages to fall into both of those categories. Great for use in both studio and live environments, this mic also can be used as a handheld or can sit in a stand mount for optimal use. It’s built rugged enough that it can take a (relative) beating and still perform its function, which is one reason why it gets used so frequently on the road. Its natural presence peak also works to bring out extra clarity in instruments such as guitars and the human voice.