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Offline LBro

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SM57 Orientation?
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:52:07 pm »
Hey,
By chance does anyone know for sure the orientation of where the polar cardioid pattern is refferenced off of? In other words where is 0 degrees located in reff to the specs page? I thought I knew but after looking at the owners manual and that specs sheet I am no longer so sure.

Here is what I am refering to in the specs sheet at the bottom on the left just above the "Polar Pattern" sub title. My understanding is that 0 degrees is where the mic is pointing to or where you would speak into it head on...

ah testing 1,2,3 - is this thing on or not?  ;)
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« Last Edit: June 12, 2011, 04:16:39 pm by LBro »
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Re: SM57 Orientation?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 05:16:32 pm »
Straight down into top of it.



sound is rejected from rear ( cable end ) of mic.
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Re: SM57 Orientation?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 08:21:19 pm »
TB,
One pic worth a 1000 words! Wonder why shure does not add the mic itself to the darn mic docs or specs for ease of understanding just as the diagram you sent shows...? I was on the right track but probably did not explain it very well.

Thanks a ton!

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Re: SM57 Orientation?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 10:04:50 pm »
The patterns are always from directly into capsule. Not all mics are shaped like a 57. On some(many) they are addressed from the side, and in a Figure 8 pattern from both sides ( or back and front depending how you want to think about it.




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