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.
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 Microphone WindscreenMicrophone Windscreen reduces unwanted breath and wind noise. For use with the Shure Beta56, Beta57, and all 515 Series microphones. Available in gray.
A56D Drum Microphone MountMounts 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 Cartridge for Beta 56 & Beta 57AReplacement cartridge for Shure Models Beta 56 and Beta 57A supercardioid dynamic microphones.
RK320 Beta 56A and Beta 57A Microphone Replacement GrilleFactory original dent-resistant replacement grille for Beta 56A and Beta 57A wired microphones.
Vocal mic for singing drummer/Maximum isolation
1) The Beta 87A is a supercardioid, not a hypercardioid. If most of the leakage into the SM58 ...
Difference - Beta 52 vs Beta 52A; Beta 56 vs Beta 56A
As of October 2002, the Beta 52 and Beta 56 are being replaced by the Beta 52A and Beta 56A. ...
Mic for bass amp
We cannot predict which mic you will like the best. We can say that the SM7B will have the bes...
What does "Beta" mean?
Beta is the SECOND letter in the Greek alphabet. The Beta 58 was/is the SECOND (improved) vers...
Mounting a Beta 56 on a drum
When used with the LP Claw, you may need to use the 3" extension tube that comes wit...
SM57 with a right angle handle
That was actually called an SM56. Sorry, it is no longer made. However, there is a Beta 56A,...
Get Live Support
Instructional articles, guides, demos and more! Our experts offer industry-proven tips and tricks to help you get the most from your gear.
Service & Repair
Detailed policy information regarding customer service numbers, service modifications, and replacement parts.