Out of all the microphones in microphone land, there’s arguably one that is the duct tape equivalent of the recording world. The tried and true, indestructible, use it on everything (even on the presidential lectern) SM 57.
For years every engineer regardless of how experienced they are have been using these mics. Except me. For some reason I thought that maybe I could try and get some new and different sounds, things unique to myself. Why use the exact same gear everyone else does? Do all painters have to use the same brush? Do all basketball players wear the exact same shoe? It all sounds quite noble, until I realized what I was recording sounded pretty terrible.
So here’s my public apology to the 57 in audio form, a nice little dark break beat recorded with one mic, and kaoss pad type stuff added after using the 57 again. How could I be so foolish? I love you..
I’m so sorry….never again…..I can’t live without you….