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Total newbie here. Can I use my Shure SM57 microphone and M-Audio 192 Audiophile soundcard for REW? If so, I gather I need some kind of powered XLR to TRS adapter to connect the SM57 to the M-Audio 192, right?

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The SM57 is a poor choice for room measurement, because it is a vocal mic and as such has extremely limited low frequency extension, and it has a directional pick up pattern (aka polar response).


Shure SM 57 Frequency Response


Shure SM 57 Polar Response



A measurement mic is omnidirectional with a small capsule, the smaller the better.



The M-Audio 192 appears to be a bad choice for a sound card as well. As far as I can see it has no mic pre amp, no XLR connectors or phantom power, which all measurement mics require.

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