Users' questions

Is the SM7B a good vocal mic?

Is the SM7B a good vocal mic?

Rochman says the SM7B “does a good job of masking a poor recording environment, handling a screaming vocal, and performing double-duty as a drum or guitar amp mic.” It makes for an excellent instrument mic and vocal mic in live sound broadcasting and recording.

Where should I place my vocal mic?

A good starting place is to set the singer 6 inches away from the mic, and then move them forward or backward to get the tone you’re looking for. Hot tip: Don’t put your vocalist closer than 5 inches away. Things can get too muddy real fast. However, for dynamic mics a good place to start is 2 inches away.

Is the Shure SM7B the best microphone?

The Shure SM7B is my favorite dynamic microphone under $500. There is no need to get a shock mount or windscreen as it comes with everything built in (plus it comes with an additional windscreen, not pictured). In my mind, this makes it one of the best values out there and it produces great sound. Highly recommended!

Is the Shure SM7B a condenser or a dynamic mic?

Shure SM7B Microphone Review: Conclusion And Rating. Although not a condenser mic, the Shure SM7B serves a similar function. It is perfect for studio vocals, just like a condenser, but it is a slightly different mic. It pronounces the higher mid and the lower part of the high-end register.

Why is the Shure SM7B the king of studio recording?

The Shure SM7B reigns as king of studio recording for good reason: vocal recording and reproduction is clear and crisp, especially when recording in a controlled environment with the flat frequency response selected. In the demo below, the flat frequency response is selected and my voice sounds unfortunately accurate.

Do you need pop filter for Shure SM7B?

Shure also provides its A7WS detachable windscreen to further reduce plosives and produce a bassier-tone. To install the windscreen properly, refer to the included user guide as it requires the use of an included attachment piece. There’s little need for an external pop filter, since the pre-installed one works so well.

How does presence boost work on Shure SM7B?

The flat frequency response setting records nearly all frequencies equally with minimal deviation. The bass rolloff setting acts as a high-pass fiilter, attenuating low-frequency notes. The presence boost setting slightly amplifies treble notes while maintaining the same bass de-emphasis as heard with the bass rolloff setting.