iSK DM-57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone - Studio Mic
The iSK DM-57 uni-directional (cardioid) dynamic microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals.
Features a contoured frequency response tailored to suits instruments such as guitars, drums, woodwind. The DM-57 also performs well for vocals, especially on the male voice that carries more mid and bottom end.
The uni-directional cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimising unwanted background noise.
- 1x microphone
- 1x mic clip
- 1x 5m XLR to XLR microphone cable
- Contoured frequency response Suited to instruments (Guitar, Drums, Woodwind)
- Cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimising unwanted background noise
- Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise
- Element: Dynamic
- Frequency Response: 50Hz-16kHz
- Polar Pattern: Uni-directional (Cardioid)
- Sensitivity: -56dB±3dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)
- Output Impedance: 300Ω±30% (at 1kHz)
SurprisingBy: Chris on 20 August 2019I have purchased 3 of the ISK dm57 microphones so far and plan on buying another 3. When I first got them home my son took them into the studio and done a side by side recording comparison with the industry standard sm57 recording a snare, toms and a vocal track. To my surprise I couldn't pick the difference on the vocals but the snare was a different story, he never told me which was which but on all tracks the ISK mic was the stand out with much more clarity, the bottom end was punchy but crystal clear with a crisp and detailed mid and top unlike the sm57 which is strong in the mids only. I can highly recommend the ISK dm57 mic and at a third of the price it's a no brainer.
Excellent alternative to the SM57By: Clint on 3 June 2019I love this mic. I mic up my 1x12 cabinet for recording and it sounds fantastic. Captures my tones perfectly. It's basically are more affordable SM-57. Very happy.
By: Mr. Mathew O'Dwyer on 18 February 2016When I received this microphone, I was a little upset with how the cable was wrapped inside the box, the other issue I had was once I held the microphone the first thing I did was go to spin the grill around in circles, as you can do with a SM57 but was disappointed as I couldn't do this, obviously this doesn't affect the sound quality but I really messed up some of the paint trying to do so. I thought that I was sucked in by the price of this microphone, that was, until I plugged it into my mixer. I turned up the gain a little, and couldn't hear to much in my headphones, however this is to be expected with dynamic microphones. I turned up the gain to 12 o'clock and spoke into the microphone, it sounded average. BUT! Instruments is really were this microphone shines, I hooked it up to a bass amp and it sounded flawless, I almost sold my DI because of it. Honestly, if you can't scrape up the extra $100 for a real 57, this should be your go to mic.
By: David J. Mason on 18 December 2015Very affordable and very nice mic for my instruments. Suit well in my studio too, thank you.
By: hellvin on 13 May 2014I have compared this with an actual 57 and to my suprise I like it better, not as harsh and bit more rounded and full