Shure SM81 Instrument Microphone
Shure’s SM81 offers a flat response curve that gives a very accurate reproduction of whatever sound it captures, and most will agree that this is a great tool for use with cymbals. This response can be modified via a selectable low-frequency response switch, giving you options for 6 or 18dB/octave rolloff. An onboard switchable -10dB pad gives you further flexibility in how this mic can operate within your setup. The SM81’s rugged build makes it ideal for taking on the road or using in the studio. And because cymbals are not often delicate sound-producing instruments, the SM81 comes equipped with a 136dB handling (146dB when the pad is active).