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How the SM7B got so famous
You might wonder what got the SM7B into such high regard? Well, it’s the fact that you can point it at anything and get sound fit for broadcast. The proof? Just take a look at the long list of places it’s been used.
It was the basis for the searing Arctic Monkey’s single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’. It was even the weapon of choice for Quincy Jones’s team when recording Thriller. All because it makes it simpler to record something special.
Why is it so simple to get a great sound?
The brilliance of the SM7B starts with its ability to isolate a single sound source. It only picks up what’s directly in front of it, utilising a cardioid polar pattern. That means you just point it at your audio and get to recording great sound.
The SM7B can also withstand profoundly loud sound, capable of sound pressure levels of over 180dB before distorting. That’s the same level as a Space Shuttle when it launches, so you won’t have to worry about your amp stack, drum kit, or singing close to the microphone.
Coming through loud and clear
If you’ve ever listened to a podcast or the radio, there’s a very good chance you’ve already heard the SM7B. Indeed, it’s the microphone of choice for The Joe Rogan Podcast. The SM7B gets you crystal clear, uncompromised recordings - making it easier for your audience to listen for longer.
The astonishing clarity is achieved by a humbucking coil, stopping interference from electronics so you can record close to computers and mixing desks without compromising your audio. What’s more, the built-in pop shield deadens any plosives, breath noise, or environmental sounds.
All of this means your intended sound source is recorded in sparkling quality. No interference, no outside noise – just the music.
Quality you can see, hear, and feel
The SM7B is not a fragile thing. Its high-end sound is matched by a high-end construction. The matte black chassis is built using steel and an aluminium enamel. And there’s internal ‘air suspension’ that stabilises the microphone, so you won’t get any impact noises.
Make EQ changes quickly. There’s two switches on the SM7B, one that rolls off bass and another that boosts presence. Both controls push the SM7B into new territory, from a warm, humane sound into a more energetic, hyped up feel. It’s just another string to the bow that makes it so well suited to recording in studios.
What's in the bundle
- 1 x Shure SM7B Studio Microphone
- 1 x A7WS Detachable Windscreen
- 1 x RPM602 Switch Cover Plate
- 1 x Heavy Duty Studio Arm Mic Stand
- 1 x 3m (10ft) XLR Cable
- Capture sound with stunning detail thanks to a flat, wide-range frequency response
- Tame boomy bass notes with low end roll off
- Boost your mid-range with dedicates presence controls
- Monitor response settings with the graphic display
- Minimises hum from electronics with a humbucking coil
- Reduces handling noise with the internal shock-mount
- Smooth vocal delivery thanks to a built-in pop shield
- Rejects unwanted sound and feedback with a cardioid polar pattern
- Easy to install with Yoke mounting and captive stand nut
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20kHz
- Impedance: 150Ω
- Sensitivity: -59 dBV/Pa - 1.12 mV/Pa
- Switchable Low Cut: Yes
- Connectors: XLR
- Switches: Bass Rolloff and Mid-Range Emphasis. Slotted Response Selector Switches
- Cartridge Shock Mount: Internal Air-Suspension Shock and Vibration Isolator
- Swivel Assembly: Integrated, Captive Nut For Ease Of Attachment To Stand, Fits 5/8 in.-27 Thread
- Case: Dark Grey Enamel Aluminium and Steel Case With Dark Gray Foam Windscreen
- Dimensions (H x W x D) 198.7 mm x 117 mm x 96 mm
- Weight: 765.4 g