RegisterRegister
Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages
Log inLog in
FAQ  -  SEARCH  -  MEMBERS  -  FAVORITES  -  PROFILE
Shure SM57 Tape Op Mic Mod and Shootout

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    Tape Op Message Board Forum Index -> Recording Techniques
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
junomat
re-cappin' neve


Joined: 19 Jul 2003
Posts: 652
Location: Baltimore, MD

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:59 am    Post subject: Shure SM57 Tape Op Mic Mod and Shootout Reply with quote

A group of producers and engineers here in Baltimore get together at Mobtown Studios from time to time to talk shop we like to call it the Baltimore Recording Club. This time we decided to do the Tape Op Shure SM57 Mod in which we remove the transformer. We had heard there was a better bass response after the mod and a lower output as the aftereffect. So we did it and with that we created a mic shoot out with similar 57-ish mics.

Take a listen. The results are subtle yet different. Let us know what you hear!

The original DI signal chain: Japanese Tele -> Focusrite ISA428 mkII DI -> MOTU 24Ai @ 44.1/24bit -> Logic X

Reamp signal chain: Logic X -> MOTU 16A -> Radial X-Amp Active Re-Amplifier -> Silvertone Twin Twelve 1484 head -> Twin Twelve cab (all the mics were center on the cone on axis)

http://www.mobtownstudios.com/making-a-record/shure-sm57-mic-mod-shootout/
_________________
mobtownstudios.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
vvv
zen recordist


Joined: 13 May 2003
Posts: 7954
Location: Chi

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Shure SM57 Tape Op Mic Mod and Shootout Reply with quote

Interesting, the Shures is all actually pretty close, altho' the modded seems a little "looser", and the Altec is very different.

I have a 545SD, and of course some 57's, and I always feel the 545 is brighter, and "looser".

"Looser", BTW, to me means not as precise, slightly mebbe distorted and/compressed, without quite the sharp attack.
_________________
bandcamp; vlayman;
THD; blog.
I mix with olive juice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ubertar
cryogenically thawing


Joined: 18 Feb 2004
Posts: 3665
Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Shure SM57 Tape Op Mic Mod and Shootout Reply with quote

SM7b should be in there... the capsule is either the same or very similar but the housing is obviously very different.

SM77 would be interesting to compare too... it's the same as a 57 except a)no transformer and b)the voice coil is wound with more turns of aluminum wire instead of copper. Aluminum is lighter weight, so having more turns doesn't slow down the diaphragm, and the higher number of turns makes up for the lack of transformer as far as output strength.
_________________
New Album!
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/album/one-eye-awake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    Tape Op Message Board Forum Index -> Recording Techniques All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum