#1
Ok, so I'm going to buy the Shure SM57 microphone, but I don't know how to connect the XLR cable to an amp... Will it not connect to the amp? Do I need a mixer? If not, then could someone just explain the whole process to me?

Please reply fast, I'm running out of time. Thanks!
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#2
You need a small PA or keyboard amp if you want to amplify it, or an XLR to 1/4" converter (which you can get for like $5). If you're recording, you need to have a mic input on whatever you're recording on/through.
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Stupid name.
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#3
Recording or live?

For recording, it will go into a preamp, which will either built into your interface, or you will need a mixer or dedicated mic pre to go between the mic and the interface.

Live - the mic will probably go into another XLR input in a snake which will go to the FOH console. For rehearsal, it will go into your PA head, power mixer, whatever.

For real dirty live, you *could* go into a guitar amp, but a keyboard amp is better. Most keyboard amps have an XLR input. To go into a guitar amp (like, if you really insist), you'll need an XLR to 1/4" adapter. They can be had for reasonably cheap.... like about $10.

CT
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