Summary: Love the beta 52 mic! Amazing sound, has THE punch that my kick was lacking, but gives it a nice warm low end when your playing is more subtle. I really dig the way my kick sounds now! Thanks Sweetwater Dudes!
Easy to get a good sound with little EQ , snappy and clear with good bass
4 July 2012
Summary: I bought this Shure Beta 52 mic to upgrade my drum recording mics because I was wanting to get a better kick drum sound , what I like the most about it is that it has a good upper midrange to low presence EQ with a ample bass responce so when plugged in it sounds "right" to me straight out of the box so very little EQ is needed , I did alot of YouTube comparisons with headphones and between the Audix D6 ,the Sennheiser E609 ,the AKG D112 , and the Shure beta 52 , the...
Summary: The Shure Beta 52A Dynamic Microphone delivers all the fat low end I'm looking for in a kick drum mic while still keeping the attack crisp and clear. My go-to mic for live and studio kick drums.
Summary: I know - the title sounds a bit pretentious, but anyway, onto the Shure Beta 52a. This microphone is a workhorse in the Audio Industry, known for its unique pick up and definition of the low to mid audio frequencies, making it the ideal solution for micing up a kick drum or a bass amplifier. This particular microphone has a fat punch in the kick. It will produce a smooth round warm yet powerful doof which pleases every engineer's ears.
Summary: This kick drum mic is perfectly designed for taking the air blasts and high SPLs inside of a kick drum. The frequency response is tailored to get that perfect amount of low end rumble and high end attack. I have used this mic for just all genres of music. It's all about the EQ and this mic can take it very well to alter the sound to ones liking.