The Shure SM57 is your do it all microphone for live and studio applications that are contained to tight budgets. It’s a dynamic microphone utilizing a cardioid pickup pattern for max gain before feedback with a frequency range of 40Hz-15kHz. It’s considered a “workhorse” by many producing results since the 60’s. It has been placed in the first ever TEC Awards Hall of Fame. FACT: Every US President since LBJ has made official state announcements on 2 SM57’s (with windscreens).