A quick demo and review of the PylePro PDMIC78 dynamic cardoid pattern instrument microphoneWritten by Helmut Watterott
A quick demo and review of the PylePro PDMIC78 dynamic cardoid pattern instrument microphone. This is a great microphone and at very low price. 'Kinda' marketed as a shure sm57 alternative it looks the same and is great for instruments such as electric guitars, trumpets, snares, toms or other loud instruments...
The mic feels solid but there have been some reports on build quality and 'duds' but at that price and the ease of returning gear if purchased from trusted retailers both on- and offline this can't be too much of a minus for the pdmic78.
The sound shape is slightly different from the sm57 in that it is brighter. It has clear mids and good recording quality up to fairly high volumes.
A great alternative, maybe not to replace your sm57 but probably better as a backup or for scenarios where you would not want to take out your expensive mics.
Moving coil dynamic uni-directional element
Durable zinc alloy metal construction
Perfect for on-stage or studio use
Xlr input for professional quality sound
Built to handle just about anything
Moving Coil Dynamic Uni-Directional Element
Durable Zinc Alloy Metal Construction
Steel Mesh Ball Shaped Grill
Frequency Response: 50Hz~15KHz
600 Ohm Output Impedance (+/-)30%
Microphone Sensitivity: -54dB (+/-)3db(0dB=1V/Pa @ 1KHz)
15 Foot XLR (F) - 1/4" (M) Microphone cable with 600 Ohms Outputs
Sold as: Unit
Weight: 1.43 lbs.
From PylePro website:
This unidirectional, dynamic handheld microphone is perfect for the serious musician recording in the studio or out on stage. It's perfect for voice recording due to the high quality moving coil unidirectional dynamic element. Thanks to the durable zinc alloy metal construction and steel mesh ball shaped grill, you know your equipment is secure. Includes a 15 foot XLR cable.