At this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, Shure has introduced several fantastic new products for recording and live sound engineers, offering affordable prices and legendary Shure quality.
SM series grows: introducing SM27 and SM137Nearly everybody has heard of the SM-series of microphones from Shure, whether it's the SM57 or SM58. Shure has announced the latest additions to the legendary SM-series microphones, the SM27 and SM137.
The SM27 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a low-mass, large Mylar diaphragm. With a 3-position low-frequency filter, you have several options to tailor the frequency response for your individual recording situation.
With a 20 to 20,000 kHz frequency response, a cardioid polar pattern, and a 15 dB attenuation switch, the SM27 offers a perfect, affordable option for recording vocals and instruments, as well as live sound reinforcement (I can't wait to try a pair on overheads!).
The other exciting addition to the SM line, the SM137, is a small-diaphragm condenser mic with 15 dB pad and ultra-flat frequency response from 20-20kHz. Perfect for both studio and live sound, the SM137 offers a great option for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, and for live show taping.
Both SM137 and SM27 will be available in Spring 2009.
Introducing PG27 and PG42 microphonesTwo fantastic new microphone introductions from Shure: PG27 and PG42.
Both microphones are large-diaphragm condensers, featuring extended frequency response and Shure's legendary durabililty. Both microphones contain USB outputs -- a first for Shure -- which allows easy connection to a computer for recording.
The PG 27 is designed for instrument and live recording; with high SPL capabilities and a natural, flat frequency response, the PG27 is a perfect choice for anyone needing top-quailty recording capabilities.
The PG42 is a similar microphone; however, it's frequency response is tailored more for vocal recording, with a frequency response curve highlighting the upper midrange alongside much higher sensitivity.
Both microphones contain an integrated preamp with gain control, zero-latency monitoring with an onboard headphone jack and monitor mix control capabilities, and 16-bit, 48kHz digital conversion.
The PG27 and PG42 will be available in Spring, 2009.
Shure introduces X2u XLR-to-USB adapterOne of the most exciting products to come out of NAMM this year is the Shure X2u, a simple XLR to USB adapter.
Never has it been easier to record with virtually any microphone, direct to USB. Simply plug your microphone into the X2u and connect the USB cable to your computer -- and you're done!
Featuring +48v phantom power, you'll be able to use absolutely any microphone you can find -- condensers included.
On board, the X2u has an integrated preamp, 1/8" headphone jack with monitor mix control and zero-latency monitoring, as well as 16 bit, 48kHz sampling rate.
The X2u will be available bundled with an SM57 or SM58 in February; alone, the adapter will be shipping in Spring, 2009.
No prices have been announced yet.