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The Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone is a famous Television and Radio broadcasting mic that highlights exceptional shielding against electromagnetic hum. Includes foam windscreen, close-talk windscreen, locking yoke mount.
Cardioid studio microphone delivers warm and smooth audio reproduction in close-proximity studio and vocal applications. Features include wide-range frequency response, bass roll off and mid-range control, and internal air suspension shock isolation.
The Shure SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response suitable for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices.
- Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech
- Bass roll off and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response setting
- Improved rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference emitted by computer monitors
- Internal “air suspension” shock isolation virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmission
- A highly effective pop filter eliminates the need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals or narration
- Now shipping with the A7WS detachable windscreen, designed to reduce plosive sounds and gives a warmer tone for close-talk vocals
- Yoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting provides precise control of microphone position
- Classic cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetrical about axis, to provide maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sound
- Rugged construction and excellent cartridge protection for outstanding reliability
- Replacement cartridge: RPM106
The Shure SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to its standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications.
Microphone Type: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardiod
Frequency Response: Adjustable
Form Factor: Mountable
Model Line: SM
Podcast / Voiceover
Video / Broadcast / ENG
The Shure SM7B Australia version Vocal Microphone is a popular radio and TV mic that features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum. Plus, it comes with two different windscreens to keep your voice sounding perfect every time you use the microphone!
The Shure SM7B Vocal Mic has been used in many broadcasts of all types – from live performances on stage or at conferences to talk-show hosts’ voices being broadcast across the country through television sets nationwide. This versatile mic also offers great quality for those who want their words heard by more than just one person. The included foam windsreen helps protect your vocal chords from harsh weather conditions like strong gusts of wind while performing outdoors during winter months; meanwhile close-talker provides protection when
How does it work?
The wide-range frequency response of the Shure SM7B preserves the natural beauty of the sound it captures. With its detailed audio profile, words may travel far, but they always arrive at their destination with quality and clarity intact.
Why is it better?
Only good air gets through
The air suspension shock isolation and the pop filter eliminate both mechanical noise and breathiness. So words get through and the rest stays out of the mix.
The classic cardioid pattern is designed to reject off-axis audio. So you can sing or speak at a comfortable angle and it captures the sound, just as you want it, with minimum colouration.
Shield your sound
We added advanced electromagnetic shielding to defeat hum from computer monitors and other studio equipment.
FOR STUDIO SOUND THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES.
Yo, how are we all today? I’m back with another microphone review for you guys, so today, I’m reviewing my daily driver microphone the Shure sm7b if you are interested in this microphone it’ll set you back about 400 bucks on Amazon as per the usual link in the description for this video.
I have the mic connected directly to the 2i2 2nd gen with my gain at about 90%, I will do no post-processing but I know I will have to boost this audio and post, so check the doobly-doo for that
information now let’s go ahead and talk about what comes in the box 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 you get some documentation and goddamn it, you get a frickin 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 an all-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 going to find two switches one for a low-cut filter and another for a mid boost 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 be thinking well how do you connect a shock mount to this thing, and to be honest you don’t need one because there is an internal air suspension system to help with any sort of bumps to the microphone stand or handling noise as far as specs, this thing has a cardioid polar pattern a frequency response of 50 Hertz to 20 kilohertz a sensitivity of negative 59 decibels that’s so quiet and an impedance of 150 or 300 ohms so throughout this video, I’ve been speaking into the microphone on flat mode and now lets the go-ahead and play with the switches and show you how you can change the sound now I’m talking into the microphone with a low-cut field, and this is how the audio sounds now, and I switched on the mid boost and this is how the audio sounds with those extra mids 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 giant pop filter onto the mic, 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 mic 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 picks up so now I’m right up on the windscreen of the microphone to demonstrate what kind of proximity effects you can get out of this microphone and because this mic is so quiet, just like the majority of other broadcast dynamic mics I do always recommend picking up a mic activator like the cloud lifter cl1 or the FET head in this case I have the FET head, and it’s allowed me to drop my game down to about 45 per cent and get a really excellent level and decrease the amount of preamp noise that you’re picking up in your recording this mic may not be for you, but I’ve got to say that this mic is excellent. It’s the mic I use every single day. I don’t know what else to say; I’ll repeat this mic is excellent, so what can I say about this?
The thing I mean is I love this microphone. It’s my daily driver, and it’s the mic that I’ve used on pretty much every podcast I’ve recorded over the last three years, so in terms of pros, I think this mic just sounds incredibly natural. With an accurate sound reproduction, it can adjust the tone of the microphone with the switches on the back of it it also does a pretty good job at background noise rejection while also being forgiving if you move off-axis which slightly is beneficial if you’re podcasting or if you’re in a broadcast situation it has a frequency response up to 20 kilohertz, and it’s insanely durable and then in terms of cons, it’s really dang expensively, and it’s also hushed, as is the case with many dynamic microphones so you’ll have to drive your preamps pretty hard or pick up a mic activator.
I think this mic sounds good on the electric amazing on the voice, but then on the acoustic guitar, it leaves quite a bit to be desired, but the reason why I love this microphone so much is that you get all the benefits of a dynamic broadcast microphone without being limited, and what I mean by that is a lot of broadcast dynamic microphones offer you one tone, and that’s the super boomy radio voice which is something you would never want on a musical recording, and shure 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 for a microphone I think you should be able to do more than one thing with it and this microphone fulfils 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 sm58 or sm57 with a pop filter would be perfectly sufficient and fulfil all your needs but if you do want to take it to that next level and get that little bit of added frequency response from 18 to 20 kilohertz as well as an improved low-end then I 100% recommend this microphone it’s my daily driver it’s gonna continue to be my daily driver and this thing is just amazing in my personal opinion.