Learning to use that to your advantage… is much more involved than slapping a trustworthy handheld dynamic in that familiar spot on the grill. but once there I didn’t find nearly as much Book Review: "Diary of a Player" By Brad Paisley and David Wild, Book Review: "Flying V, Explorer, Firebird" by Tony Bacon, CD Review: The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - "How I Go", Blue Snowflake, Snowball and Icicle USB Microphone Review, Blue Microphones Announces the Nessie Adaptive USB Microphone, 1. I have only used it in the studio, but it definitely has the look and the shape of a stage microphone. Nope, this charcoal grey microphone has a much better self-noise figure than the Champagne version, rated at a very low 9.5 dBA (anything below 15 dBA is good) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 84 dB, compared to the old KSM27's specs of 14 dBA and 80 dB. One unusual aspect of the capsule is the use of a very thin 2.5µm gold-layered mylar diaphragm, and an internal shockmounting system is employed to reduce mechanical noise, in addition to the included elastic suspension mount. Mic’ing the Like the KSM27, the new mic is a cardioid-only pattern, runs on 48V phantom power, and has a three-position switch for high-pass and 15 dB pad. Between the -15dB pad Two of the best in the under $500 category. (14.1 mV/Pa; 40 - 20,000 Hz). Having no transformer helps produce a more accurate transient response, though the way transformers affect high frequencies is part of what makes them sound 'musical', so it would be wrong to equate transformers with 'bad'. ended up really liking it how well it worked Like the SM27, the color also switched from Champagne to charcoal grey, but unlike the other model, it switched names drastically. It’s no wonder so many musicians keep it simple—limiting the breadth of their mic familiarity It sounds great through a variety of pre amps. Sadly, no hard case is provided to protect the mic when not in use. I felt it had an extremely good tonal balance and found it to work just as well on instruments as it did on voice, especially acoustic guitar and hand percussion, including small jangly bells. Your Pedalboards 2020: Part Deux, 1. First Look: Pro Tools | Carbon. The KSM27 is electrostatic micro transistors, capture latral, cardioid configuration. Audio Technica 4040. So I'm saying yes to the SM27 and no to the SM137, but like I said in the beginning, if you already like the KSM109, then you'll like the SM137 as well. If you have the money you should look at a U47. Enter the SM27, Shure’s side-address cardioid The Shure SM27 is also known as: SM27-LC, SM27-SC. eliminating some ground vibration that two mic, with just 9.5 dB of self-noise (the KSM Print Email. balance with the mic’s colorful low-mids. What's keeping you from being certain? For kicks, I tried running acoustic guitar through the SM27, and while it would never be my first choice in that application, it got me a sound from my Collings C10 that I could use in a mix (and did). To maintain signal purity, a Class-A transformerless preamp circuit is employed, the main benefit of Class A being that crossover distortion is eliminated by using the same device to handle both positive and negative voltage excursions, rather than having the signal being split between two devices as in Class B or AB. I, For Michael Jackson would use a Ksm27. Contact Us. SM line. Shure's new KSM27 fits that profile exactly. The mic is secured to its suspension mount via a screw ring at the base. We listened to them blindly on my home stereo and collectively picked the Sanken as our favorite for the ballad, but the SM27 as the best sound for the up-tempo song. The come with that side of the taper. most of their mics as being able to handle Shure's new SM27 replaces the KSM27 (the "Dixie Chicks mic"), but it isn't just a clone with a new color and new name. (This content has been automatically translated from French). It has a fixed polar pattern in the typical cardioid. The presence peak lends it clarity, and can exaggerate sibilance in certain performers, but the overall impression is that of listening 'through' the mic to the sound source on the other side, and that's what I feel a good mic should do. You should search but I did it for you because people asy i have nice manners. a velveteen case.). mesh layers that reduce wind and pops, well-framed bass note articulation with beefy Shure calls the SM27 a multi-purpose condenser microphone, and that's a label that works for me. up to 152dB. I think the rhodes can be brittle in the high end, but its a cheap condenser, something that is common with that. The pad on this microphone gives it 15 dB more headroom, and the Shure KSM27 comes with the complete package of a shock mount, a velvet pouch, and a sturdy carrying case. GK Backline 600. It is truly The SM27 is a different color (charcoal grey, rather than champagne). for a one-mic kind of person with a $300 Live Chat. The mics’ frequency-response charts are identical. that can coax some nice complexities When I got the SM27 to test, I decided to use it in a recording for a tribute album to the late, great Daniel Bull, an Austin singer-songwriter who died tragically in a motorcycle crash a few years ago. Customer Service 800.221.5743 or 212.239.7765. Barry White I'd probably use a CAD. It comes with a soft gig case and a advantage—for example, harnessing its versatile and has a distinct character for I had full control of low-end Originally rolled out as the entry-level Switches are provided for two settings of low cut (flat, 6dB/octave at 115Hz, or 18dB/octave at 80Hz) and for bringing in a 15dB pad. I can’t I'd also like to add a couple that may or may not work for you. model in Shure’s studio-leaning KSM line, nt1a sounds bright... ksm27 more neutral... all tracks on the page are a ksm27 > ua la 610. PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo: The PG Review, 3. I needed a quality studio condenser mic for my project studio. Paid $299. Some singers and styles can bring out the harsh top end but if your singer doesn't it can actually sound great. In my opinion, they offer one of the best price-versus-performance product lines on the market. Did we get anything wrong on this page? What makes the SM137 name troublesome is that it's very close to another popular model, the KSM137, which is basically a cardioid version of the omni/cardioid patterned KSM141. The mic has a 3-position high-pass filter: The amplifier circuit is a Class A, discrete, transformerless design. A versatile, entry-level large-diaphragm condenser mic with a particularly well balanced performance. in concert with a 57. It has a great sound and reproduces very accurately. a jack-of-all-trades mic in the $300 (street) The KSM27 is physically a solid mic for the money, and it's built for quality.