Excerpt: Great mic for drums ala toms. I don't like them for snare. Use an SM57 over this mic. Great hard hitting low end bump at 200 hz. I do have to ad top end or a boost at about 5k. They are not clean sounding mics but they work for tom toms.
Excerpt: The Shure Beta 56A is a super cardioid microphone that is made for drums and a few other instruments. I have only used it on drums, but I have heard it sounds great with some acoustic instruments. For the price of the Shure beta 56A it is most definitely one of the best in its class.
Excerpt: Supercardioid dynamic microphone. Planned for the battery and instruments. OVERALL OPINION I will take more or less against the foot of what was given here as a notice. No, I will say no evil because it is a micro exceptional!
Excerpt: I read another review on the Shure Beta 56A and had to have it soI bought this from Guitar Center from one of their closeout sales years ago. It is a dynamic microphone intended on kick drums and bass instruments like tuba.
Excerpt: The Shure Beta 56A is a microphone touted as a drum and instrument microphone from Shure, but I am not acquainted with anyone who actually uses these little beauties for anything but drum mic'ing.
Excerpt: The Shure Beta 56A is a dynamic microphone that can be used both in the studio and for live sound reinforcement. I've actually only used the microphone in a live sound setting. I don't usually do live sound at all, but recently the studio that I work at put on a show and we used a few of these mics...
Excerpt: Dynamic OVERALL OPINION The microphone is just standard, c is a micro Swiss Army knife, it can take a lot of instrument, like snare, tom, percussion, guitar, bass ... and with a prcicion Ingala for its price. c is like the big brother of