BETA 56A Instrument Microphone

Compact drum microphone engineered for close miking of snare and toms.

from $159.00
Buy It Now

Product Details

The Shure BETA®56A microphone has a frequency response specifically tailored for drums and instruments. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.

A built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The stand adapter keeps the microphone securely in place, even if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom-toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds.

Features

  • Tailored frequency response provides drums, amplified instruments, and horns with studio quality sound
  • Built–in stand adapter with dynamic locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse
  • Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise ratio output
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedance
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability
Type Dynamic (moving coil)
Frequency Response 50 to 16,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Supercardioid, rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency
Output Level Open Circuit Voltage -51 dBV/Pa (2.8 mV), (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.

  • A1WS

    A1WS Microphone Windscreen

    Microphone Windscreen reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with the Shure Beta56, Beta57, and all 515 Series microphones. Available in gray.

  • A56D

    A56D Drum Microphone Mount

    Mounts Shure drum microphones such as the SM57, Beta57, PG57, and other end address microphones to the side of a drum for compact and accurate drum mic placement.

  • R174

    R174 Cartridge for Beta 56 & Beta 57A

    Replacement cartridge for Shure Models Beta 56 and Beta 57A supercardioid dynamic microphones.

  • RK320

    RK320 Beta 56A and Beta 57A Microphone Replacement Grille

    Factory original dent-resistant replacement grille for Beta 56A and Beta 57A wired microphones.

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
BETA Microphone Product Brochure English PDF 3.53 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
Beta 56A Specification Sheet English PDF 924 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
BETA 56 User Guide English, French, German, Italian, Spanish PDF 352 kb

Product Support

Instructional articles, guides, demos and more! Our experts offer industry-proven tips and tricks to help you get the most from your gear.

Stay In Touch

We invite you to subscribe to Shure emails. You can choose how much content you receive and how often you receive it.

Your web browser is not supported by Shure.com.

You may experience some problems using this site. For a faster, better experience, please install a newer browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Both browsers are free and available for all platforms.