Saturday, June 19, 2021

How the Shure SM57 became an industry standard microphone – from presidential duties to pop

The chances are, if you’ve heard a popular music record from the past 40 years, or you’ve heard a speech from an American president, or you’ve watched any television in your life, then you’ve heard the work of a Shure SM57. But how exactly did this ubiquitous little microphone become quite so widely used? Here we’ll explain some of the history of the SM57 and outline exactly how – and why – it became an industry standard.