Shure KSM137
Shure KSM137
moosers 11/23/2011

Shure KSM137 : moosers's user review


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The Shure KSM137 is a small diaphragm condenser that is made for using in a recording studio setting. This is a newer Shure mic, but I only used it for the first time recently. It's a cardioid microphone and has a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, which is of course the full range of human hearing. It's got a pad that has either -15 db or - 25 db of attenuation and also has a low cut option for both 80 Hz and 115 Hz. It's the perfect condenser for a variety of applications.


The Shure KSM137 is a nice choice for a pretty inexpensive small diaphragm condenser mic. It's not the most versatile or most brilliant sounding microphone, but will definitely work well for a variety of situations and doesn't cost very much money. I've used it for recording the bottom of a snare drum and on acoustic guitar thus far, but it's going to sound just fine in a home studio setting for just about anything where a small diaphragm condenser would be relevant. It's probably not a pro mic when it comes to acoustic guitar and other acoustic instruments like that, but it's perfect for something like snare bottom where you don't necessarily need it to pick up such a large range as you would with acoustic guitar. Still, the Shure KSM137 is perfect for the home studio owner who wants a nice sounding and inexpensive small diaphragm condenser. In a pro setting it'll be more limited, but is still a solid mic. Of course it's got the Shure name attached with it so you can rely on their reputation when you think about longevity and stability, which has been the trademark of Shure for many years. Definitely get into looking at the KSM137 if you want a small diaphragm condenser for cheap without sacrificing too much quality.