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Re: Quality mics for Region Submissions
Your SM57 mics will work. You can't plug them directly into a computer, you need an audio interface. You can buy something like a Focusrite Scarlett or a Presonus Audiobox around $100. I'd rather spend a little more and get a Steinbrenner (made by Yamaha) to do the same thing.
If you have a handheld recorder, like a Zoom or similar, most of them can work as an audio interface into your computer. You can use the built-in mic or plug in whatever mic you have. We're experimenting with some options, but leaning toward using the Zoom with the built-in mic.