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Shure SM7B Dynamic Cardioid Studio Vocal Microphone

Capture studio-quality vocals with Shure's classic cardioid dynamic mic. A favorite microphone for hip-hop production, the SM7B handles SPLs up to 180 dB. (45) Read 15 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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When it comes to building up a serious microphone locker, a versatile dynamic like the Shure SM7B is a trusted first choice. Its cardioid pickup pattern delivers excellent off-axis rejection without adding unwanted color to the signal -- ideal for focusing on voices and instruments in less-than-ideal recording environments like the home studio. And with the ability to handle sound pressure levels of up to 180 dB SPL, this mic is perfect for loud sources. Need to capture aggressive rapping or screaming rock vocals? Plug the SM7B into a microphone preamp that can deliver 60 dB of gain, and you've got a killer setup for tracking vocals, voiceover, guitar amps, snare drum, toms and more.

Hear the SM7B's serious off-axis rejection in this video from Gearwire:


Frequency-Shaping Controls for Ultimate Versatility

If you're shopping for a microphone to capture vocals in the studio, you may not have considered a dynamic like the Shure SM7B. Often referred to as a "secret weapon" because of its affordable price tag, the SM7B may surprise you with its ability to beat out expensive condenser microphones when recording vocals. Flip the SM7B's mid-range presence boost switch to add 3 dB of gain in the all-important 2-4 kHz frequency range, helping your vocals to cut through the mix. Vocals sounding too roomy? Worried about rumble in your tracks? Cut your low-mids and bass frequencies by pressing the bass roll-off switch to cut 3 dB from 400 Hz on down. Shape your sound further with the SM7B's included detachable AW7S windscreen, designed to give you more control over the warm bass tone associated with the proximity effect. With the presence boost switch, bass roll-off, and a removable windscreen, this versatile mic helps you capture great vocals at the source, instead of cranking around on an EQ trying to dial in a vocal sound.

Record Vocals, Guitar Amps, Snare, and More

More than just a vocal microphone, the Shure SM7B is a trusted choice for recording full guitar cabinets, robust snare drums, and the notoriously difficult-to-capture floor tom. Thanks to this mic's frequency response of 50 to 20,000 Hz, it can capture the high harmonics that many other dynamic mics lose, resulting in a detailed signal that can fill the mix. With a maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 180 dB, you can mic up the loudest guitar amps or drum kits without worrying about distortion. Between its wide frequency response and massive max SPL, the SM7B lets you get up close and personal with the instrument, accurately capturing both the punch of the initial attack, and the full sound of the sustain. The SM7B responds to a snare or floor tom drum like the SM57's big brother. With a similar capsule to the 57, along with improved electronics and a smoother, extended frequency response, you're free to experiment with more mic positions.

Cut Unwanted Noise: Built-in Pop Filter and Shock Mount

Nothing's worse than losing the perfect take due to popping P's, handling noise, or rumble from your studio floor. That's why the Shure SM7B includes a built-in pop filter and shock mount to help isolate the microphone from unwanted noises, letting you focus on the performance. Shure's updated SM7B also uses an integrated humbucking coil to reduce electrical noise. Furthermore, this microphone's capsule's response has been tuned specifically to take into account the internal acoustics of the chassis, making sure nothing compromises its sound. When it comes to capturing great sound up front, Shure has left no stone unturned.

Features:

- Industry-standard dynamic mic for vocals, voiceover, snare, and more
- Wide 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
- Presence boost switch for added vocal clarity
- Bass roll-off switch to cut unwanted roominess and rumble
- Cardioid pickup pattern with excellent off-axis rejection
- Integrated pop filter plus interchangeable windscreens
- Includes yoke shock mount perfect for studio use

Designed as a go-to mic for broadcast voiceover, Shure's original SM7 mic gained notoriety in the recording studio when it captured vocals for Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time. A classic in its own right, the updated SM7B remains an industry-standard microphone for vocals, voiceover, and more. With a wider frequency response than most dynamic mics, a massive 180 dB dynamic range that can accommodate the loudest instruments, and switches for bass roll-off and mid-range presence boost, the Shure SM7B delivers serious versatility.

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- Type: Dynamic
- Frequency Response: 50 to 20,000 Hz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional)
- Impedance: Microphone impedance rating is 150 ohms (150 ohms actual) for connection to microphone inputs rated at 19 to 300 ohms.

Polarity:
- Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3.
- Output Level (at 1,000 Hz)
- Open Circuit Voltage*: -59.0 dB (1.12 mV)
- 0 dB = 1 volt per Pascal

Electromagnetic Hum Sensitivity (Typical, Equivalent SPL/milliOersted):
- 60 Hz: 11 dB
- 500 Hz: 24 dB
- 1 kHz: 33 dB

- Switches: Bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis: Slotted response selector switches.
- Cartridge Shock Mount: Internal air-suspension shock and vibration isolator.
- Microphone Connector: Three-pin professional audio (XLR)
- Swivel Assembly: Integrated, captive nut for ease of attachment to stand, fits 5/8 in.-27 thread.
- Mic Chassis: Dark gray enamel aluminum and steel case with dark gray foam windscreen.
- Net Weight: 765.4 grams (1 lb, 11 oz)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-25-SHURE

Product Description

The SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate 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. The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to it's standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications.

Features

- 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
- Highly effective pop filter eliminates 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

SM7B includes foam windscreen, close-talk windscreen, locking yoke mount.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Shure SM7B lives up to its reputation!"
Sound: The sound quality of this product is exactly what you'd expect. Professional, clean and robust. So far I've just used it on Voice Over and it has performed well. I recorded a little bit of vocals through it and I can tell it will be excellent at this too. I'm pleased. Feature: An additional windscreen was included that lets you get right up on the mic. Ease of Use: Meat and potatoes mic. I do wish the filters were a bit easier to adjust, but I understand why they are engineered as they are. It is to prevent someone from accidentally changing the filters/roll off. Quality: Built like a tank. This mic is gonna last forever. Value: I think the product is worth the typical $349 asking price, especially if you haven't already invested in a lot of other dynamic mics. The Wow Factor: Sexy Baby! Overall: I'll be satisfied for good.
Style of Music: Rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Upgrade your SM57 now... Great Dynamic Vocal Microphone"
Overall: I own 4 Large Condenser mics, but they didn't handle the dynamics of expressive vocals well, so I went to the SM57 and loved it..... until I bought the SM7B... enough said... Genni is out of the bottle now, so can't go back. The SM7B is a very clear sounding mic over the SM57 and is a keeper. Using it with the Golden Age Mic Pre73 and a Focusrite 2i2 and have zero noise... Worth the money for sure.
Style of Music: Rock, Jazz
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