The SHURE's SM57-LC is a cardioid dynamic instrument microphone created to deal with high-pressure sound that explodes from instruments and amplifiers. Its distinctive frequency response and presence boost are two features that distinguish it as the classic workhorse microphone. This natural presence enhancement gives out vocal clarity, snare drum snap, and guitar amp bite. This dynamic microphone has a tight cardioid polar pattern that provides excellent isolation. Besides that, one of the reasons the Shure SM57 is so popular as a snare drum microphone is its ability to reject the sound of the surrounding hi-hat.