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Shure Beta 57AItem ID: Beta57A
Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone with 50Hz to 16kHz Frequency Response
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"A" List Performance from the Beta Series
The Shure Beta 57A maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This insures high gain before feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off-axis tone coloration. A completely new grille design on the Shure Beta 57A lets you take better advantage of proximity effect. The Shure Beta 57A is an exceptionally versatile microphone. Typical applications include drums, guitar amplifiers, brass, woodwinds and vocals.
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Cheryll, Lott, TX
Reviewsbased on 14 reviews
Favorite Live Vocal Mic
by Dustin from Washington, D.C.I love the focused presence and tight frequency response this mic has. It really brings a lot of clarity into our live vocals. I have to belt out a lot of high harmonies and it be difficult to achieve... read more [+] a nice blend with the lead singer, but the Supercardioid polar pattern of the Beta 57A helps achieve a focused sound between me and the lead vocalist (who also uses a Beta 57A).
May 12, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
For whatever reason every now and then we run into sound guys who don't want us to use these because they say that the 57A's feedback and cause issues, and to them I say shut up. Not really, but there seems to be some strange myth out there that these cause issues with feedback, and that is simply not true. close [-]
Best snare mic for live sound
by Justin from PATo get a great sound in live shows you need to pay to get good mics. You have to find mics that can stand up to the rigors of the road and take a few wacks from sticks. This mic, while not hurting you... read more [+]r pocket hard at all, sounds more expensive than it is. Great crisp highs, awesome rejection, low profile, very durable. Definitely makes a snare drum that much brighter when used by itself on top. Then if your really into your snare sounding perfect, use one on top and one on bottom...you wont be disappointed! close [-]
May 12, 2013
Music Background: FOH engineer
Great on Snare Drum
by Tom from MontanaThe Beta 57A gets a much more detailed sound than a regular 57. In addition it rejects toms and cymbals better too. Compared to Heil, a 57 or i5, this one is the best for snare.
December 24, 2012
Music Background: Musician and Recording Engineer
A truly amazing microphone for recording and live use
by Larry Ayres from Santa Barbara, CA USAI bought this mic after using one at a live venue and being amazed at the 'open airy' sound in the vocal range. Then I took it home and did A/B comparisons with my large diaphram condensor mic for rec... read more [+]ording vocals. They were almost identical in terms of detail, which is truly amazing for a dynamic mic. This mic uses rare earth magnets that are more powerful so it has a higher signal to noise ratio and more detailed sound than the non beta mic.
June 22, 2012
Music Background: Singer/songwriter Producer/Recording Engineer
I have found that I actually prefer this for recording my vocals now because it is less sibbilant than the condensor, it doesn't pick up unwanted room and outdoor noise and I can get right up close on it to use the proximity effect to add bass to my voice without getting unwanted sounds. Somehow this mic has the same detail as a condensor close up, but is less sensative a foot or more away. This is good for home recording or a place where there is periodic road noise. close [-]
The Beta 57 is my favorite mic for snare drums and guitar cabinets in the studio. It has a presence and punch that just cuts through a mix and provides an edge to my sound. It is rugged and durable, ready to survive the most hard-core band and yet able to catch the nuances and the subtleties of the softest, most dynamic performance. I own two of these studio staples and I am still not sure that is as many as I need!
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