Shure Beta 56 A

Dynamic Instrument Microphone

With its compact design, the Beta 56 A is the ideal choice for use on drum sets and other instruments. The extremely uniform supercardioid pattern throughout the entire frequency range stands for high feedback safety with the greatest possible amplification and maximum suppression of auxiliary noises. The adjustable tripod adapter of the Beta 56 A with integrated XLR connector simplifies the installation and keeps the microphone even when hit by a drumstick. Typical applications of the Beta 56 A are the close miking of toms and other percussion instruments, guitar amplifiers, as well as brass and woodwind instruments.The Beta 56 A is the ideal choice for use on the drum set and other instruments with its compact design. The extremely uniform supercardioid pattern throughout the entire frequency range is high gain at maximum gain and maximum suppression of noise. The adjustable stand adapter of the Beta 56 A with integrated XLR connector simplifies installation and keeps the microphone even sure yet if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical fields of application of the Beta 56 A for close miking of toms and other percussion instruments, guitar amplifiers, as well as brass and woodwind.

  • Super-cardioid
  • Ideal instrument controlling eg for toms, snare, percussion
  • Integrated, adjustable stand adapter with integral XLR connector for easy installation and maximum flexibility.
  • Uniform supercardioid polar pattern for high gain before feedback with maximum gain and maximum suppression of noise.
  • Compact design saves space on stage.
  • Hardened steel mesh grille that resists wear and damage.
  • Neodymium magnet for high output levels with minimal noise.
  • Pneumatic shock mount protects against impact noise and vibration.
  • Frequency response: 50 Hz - 16 kHz
  • Output impedance: 290 O
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -51 dBV / Pa (2.8 mV)
  • Weight: 468 g
  • Bag included
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  • Git Amp
  • Snare
  • Tom
  • Kick
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet

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Shure Beta 56a
Alex Bourner, 19.07.2015
This microphone is one of the best microphones to use on a drum kit especially on the toms. It is ultra sturdy and can handle any knocks with ease without damaging the internal components. Any of the Shure Beta series will not let you down with the sound it produces.

It is very compact and designed for very close mic placement handling high SPL's. It keeps the sound isolated due to its super cardioid polar pattern. It is well worth saving up for a professional microphone like this instead of working up to it or going for a cheaper alternative. The XLR connector at the bottom of the mic simplifies the setup and makes the placement much more flexible.
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Mic for everything
07.03.2014
I just needed a mic for my drummer's snare and I found a mic that I can use for nearly everything. It is build for drums especially for snare or toms. And for that it is perfect. It is very small and the connection for the xlr cable is built in the stand so you don't have troubles with the Hi-hat. I really like the sound of the snare drum. But I also used it for my guitar amp. I use a Hughes & Kettner Switchblade and usually I take my Shure sm 57 for it. But last month I tried the Beta 56A because I forgot the 57 and I was surprised what mics can do to your sound. I think I have to buy another Beta 56 or two. I tried it as well in the studio for vocals and it worked too.
So my recomendation for you is: 1. Buy this Mic. 2. Try it on every instrument.
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Great for Drum Vocals
06.01.2015
I use this as a vocal mic as I play drums and its quite directional so doesn't get much spill. It's really full sounding, same diaphragm as a Beta 57 as far as I know. I bring it to a lot of gigs and sound engineers are always happy with how it sounds and I know how pedantic they can be.

I've also dropped it on numerous occasions and its buld quality has stood up to a good battering.

Love it
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Super microphone
Daniel5031, 16.08.2015
This microphone is the best I have ever try for my congas. I've got the LP Giovanni Galaxy congas, I've tried many microphones but nothing like this. I recommend it as a high level mic for congas and percussion instruments
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