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It’s all in the tech
The brilliance of the Shure SM7B mic 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 Shure SM7B cardioid dynamic microphone 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. This means you won’t have to worry about your amp stack, drum kit, or singing close to the microphone.
Quality you can see, hear and feel
Despite its intricate design, this Shure dynamic microphone isn’t fragile. The high-end sound is matched by a high-end construction. The matte black chassis is built using steel and aluminium enamel. There’s also internal ‘air suspension’ that stabilises the microphone, so you won’t get any impact noises.
What’s more, you can make EQ changes quickly. There are 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.
Coming through loud and clear
Shure microphones are known for giving crystal clear, uncompromised recordings - and the SM7B is no different. So, you can be sure your audience will listen for longer. This 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 your audio.
How the SM7B got so famous
So, what exactly makes the Shure SM7B microphone so popular? It’s the fact that you can point it at anything and get sound fit for broadcast. 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. Other artists who have used this legendary piece of gear range from John Meyer and Don Was to Metallica, Billy Idol, and My Chemical Romance. All because it makes it simpler to record something special in both live and studio settings.
- 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
What’s in the Box
- 1 x Shure SM7B Studio Microphone
- 1 x A7WS Detachable Windscreen
- 1 x RPM602 Switch Cover Plate