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GLS Audio Instrument Microphone ES-57 & Mic Clip - Professional Series ES57 Dynamic Cardioid Mike Unidirectional - For Instruments, Drums, Percussion, Vocals, and more

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  • Uni-Directional Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 15,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -72dB at 1,000 Hz (Open Circuit Voltage)
  • Can be used with Lo-Z XLR 3 Pin Balanced & Hi-Z 1/4"
  • Impedance: 300 ohms at 1,000 Hz

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GLS Audio Instrument Microphone ES-57 & Mic Clip - Professional Series ES57 Dynamic Cardioid Mike Unidirectional - For Instruments, Drums, Percussion, Vocals, and more + GLS Audio 25 foot Mic Cable Patch Cords - XLR Male to XLR Female Black Microphone Cables - 25' Balanced Mic Snake Cord - Single + On Stage Stands MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001W99HE8
  • Item model number: ES-57
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,714 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 17, 2009
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Product Description

The ES-57 Professional Microphones were designed to sound just like the standard in the industry, the Shure SM57. If you like the Shure SM-57, you will LOVE these GLS Audio ES-57 mics.


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Customer Reviews

They sound natural and warm without any EQ; the treble is crisp.
Benjamin
Very happy with results and cheaper than other mics in the same category.
G.R.G.
I can record instruments or vocals using this mic and it works great.
Sam Boyle

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jarrod B on August 28, 2012
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After reading up on these "clones" on many recording and live sound forums, I decided to take the bait and buy one of each of these GLS mics: The ES57 and 58. Now, I am not some garage band kid with an emo-core band and delusions of grandeur. I am a technical director of a University theater and rely on my mics sounding as excellent as they can. And, I have touring musicians who are VERY picky. I know many of them wouldn't be caught dead with anything other than a Shure SM57. But, frankly... I don't like the sound of the "57". I also have alot of students who perform at our venue and who are quite good. And, this all leads to our needs to have alot of quality mics that can get the job done while still being able to afford the "better" stuff for touring bands. A price difference of $80 is a drop in the bucket when it comes to a venue's mic cabinet. But, when I need 10 instrument mics it starts to add up!

The mics came in a rather nondescript box with bubble pack and a rather cheap plastic only clip. No worries since mics sit in my road case anyway and are well protected with foamcore, but take note that there isn't a mic pouch with these. At $30, it's no surprise so that's cool. I decided to A/B this with a tried and true Shure SM57 on a Gibson Guitar Amp, and off of a JBL Eon 10" monitor playing a Miles Davis CD via the Aux Send off of a Mackie 24/4 VLZ. I didn't have any musicians around at work to pull into the test so these would have to do. Off of a flat EQ, I noticed the ES57 had WAY more presence in the upper-mid at Unity than the Shure. In fact, around the 3500-4k mark was about +3dB at it's highest and held around to about 7k. It was noticeable and easily matched to the sure by cutting the EQ.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Robert Szafranski on September 9, 2010
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I bought this mic as a decent alternative to my crappy vocal mic's. I needed a mic for recording and some live performances, but primarily for instrument use. I heard about this mic as a good one modeled after the famous SM57 but at a fraction of the price.

I recorded a quick acoustic thing as a sample for a dance performance and when I listened to it play back on giant speakers, I was literally blown away by the lack of static sound I heard. I did very little post recording work, just some levels to make everything louder and about the same, but no noise canceling and it turned out amazing.

I would absolutely recommend this mic for someone that wants good to great sound but with a limited budget. I plan on buying more, maybe even the vocal mic too.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ken M on December 30, 2013
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Please read this review carefully to avoid brand/model confusion.

The GLS ES57 is critiqued in this review, and compared to a Shure SM57. When you see ES57, I'm referring to the GLS mic, and when you see SM57, I'm referring to the Shure mic. I did not review the mic clip that comes with the ES57. I use my own and have several dozen mic clips on stands and attachments that I use and trust. The included mic clip seems suitable for general use, though I haven't used it.

Both the ES57 and SM57 are known as dynamic mics, while the other most common pro type mics are known as condensers (which need a power source to work properly). Not needing a power source is one thing that makes dynamic mics like the ES57 and SM57 popular. However, most dynamic mics tend to be a bit less sensitive and have a bit less frequency response than condensers. In most uses, a dynamic microphone with specs like these from GLS and Shure are not an issue. If you need to mic really low or really high frequencies (less than 80 Hz and greater than 15 kHz), then you'll want to get a different mic that can do that well. There are dynamic and condenser mics that have more sensitivity and frequency response, but they are more expensive, and for 95% of what most of us need in a microphone, either the ES57 or SM57 will work just fine.

I have been recording for over 45 years, initially as a hobby, then professionally. I know audio, made a successful jump from analog to digital, and I use equipment (analog and digital) based on performance, experience and specs, not on brand name. I do respect a lot of name brands, and Shure is one of them. However, I am not affiliated in any way with Shure or GLS Audio, other than being one of their paying customers.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kevin D. Corcoran Jr. on December 15, 2010
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These microphones honestly match the SM-57 in quality... and BLOW it away in price!

I purchased 4 of these microphones (one 3-pack, one single) and they are so handy to have in the home studio environment. Whether you want to record a guitar amp, drums, or tambourine... they sound great!

Here's a little secret as well... these make for VERY AFFORDABLE drum replacement mics (aka. similar to triggers). When recording drums, I toss 2 up way overhead for the cymbals, and the rest I toss pointing directly at each drum in close proximity. With a little knowledge of pro tools or logic, you can then perform drum/beat replacement on each drum! (leaving the cymbals acoustic... obviously)

That being said, You can also do the same setup as above without replacement and still get a pretty nice sound.

Anyway, hope that helps!
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