BETA 181

Side-Address Condenser Microphone with interchangeable capsules

Side-address condenser microphone includes XLR preamplifier, microphone clip, windscreen, zippered case, and choice of condenser capsule. Capsule options include cardioid, supercardioid, bi-directional, and omni-directional polarities.

Recommended Retail Price from £409

Product Details

Beta 181 Applications

This Beta 181 is a multipurpose instrument microphone and can be used on a wide variety of applications including guitars, bass and drums (overheads and snares). A total of four different capsules (Cardioid, Supercardioid, Bi-directional, Omni-directional) are available, allowing you to interchange them according to application.

Interchangable Capsule Options

The RPM181/C is a cardioid condenser capsule for the Beta 181. The RPM181/S is a super cardioid condenser capsule for the Beta 181. The RPM181/BI is a bi-directional condenser capsule for the Beta 181. The RPM181/O is a omni directional condenser capsule for the Beta 181.  

Applications for the different capsules 

The cardioid capsule is best suited to overheads, piano and acoustic instruments. You can also use the cardioid capsule for M/S stereo micing (in conjunction with another microphone with a bi-directional capsule).  The supercardioid capsule is best suited to snare, toms, acoustic instruments and other forms of close distance micing. The omni-directional capsule could be used for choirs, orchestras and ambient recording applications. Lastly, the Bi-directional capsule can be used for mono overheads, or for the recording of two instruments simultaneously on one channel. 

In the Box

The Beta 181 can be purchased with any one of the four mic capsules available. You'll then need to buy any additional capsules you want seperately.   

  • 1 - A57F Mic Clip
  • 1 - A181C Zippered Carrying Case
  • 1 - A181WS Windscreen
  • 1 - A57F Mic Clip
  • 1 - A181C Zippered Carrying Case
  • 1 - A181WS Windscreen
  • 1 - A57F Mic Clip
  • 1 - A181C Zippered Carrying Case
  • 1 - A181WS Windscreen
  • 1 - A57F Mic Clip
  • 1 - A181C Zippered Carrying Case
  • 1 - A181WS Windscreen
  • Interchangeable polar pattern capsules attach to a compact preamplifier with integrated XLR connections
  • Precision-engineered, compact side-address design features innovative locking ring to provide secure connection between capsule and preamplifier
  • Frequency response tailored for wide dynamic range applications for use in high SPL environments
£409 Recommended Retail Price

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RPM181/C

RPM181C

RPM181/O

RPM181O

RPM181/S

RPM181S

RPM181/BI

RPM181BI

A75M

A75M Universal Microphone Mount

A57F

A57F Microphone Clip

A53M

A53M Shock Mount Microphone Clip

RPM181/PRE

RPM181PRE

A181WS

A181WS

A181C

A181C

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