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Shure Beta 57A Microphone  

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The Shure Beta 57A Microphone improves on the design of the favorite Beta 57 to optimize warmth and presence. Many leading performers use the Beta 57...Read More

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Ideal for both acoustic and electric instruments as well as for vocals.

The Shure Beta 57A Microphone improves on the design of the favorite Beta 57 to optimize warmth and presence. Many leading performers use the Beta 57A mic to capture drums, guitar amps, brass, woodwinds, and vocals. An excellent supercardioid pattern gives superior gain-before-feedback across its frequency spectrum. The grille is hardened for longer life and designed for close placement to enhance low-frequency proximity effect. A high signal-to-noise ratio is achieved through use of a neodymium magnet structure, An internal shockmount decreases handling noise. 50Hz to 16kHz frequency response.

FEATURES
  • Optimized response for maximum warmth and presence
  • Supercardioid pattern for superior gain-before-feedback
  • Hardened grille holds up to rough handling
  • Internal shockmount reduces handling noise

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SPECIFICATIONS

Beta 57A Microphone

  • 50 - 16,000Hz frequency response
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ShureBeta 57A Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 41 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Acoustic Harmonica Mic

Just tried out the Shure Beta 57a for harmonica on an acoustic gig.
Fantastic mic for the price. Picks up clearly the
subtleties of rhythm harp at around one foot away with...Read complete review

Just tried out the Shure Beta 57a for harmonica on an acoustic gig.
Fantastic mic for the price. Picks up clearly the
subtleties of rhythm harp at around one foot away with some great bass
proximity effects when you move in to around few inches from the mic for a
lead. The tone is both warm and crisp filling in some of the mids that are
normally missing from my Marine Band Crossovers on an acoustic set up and
bringing out the beef on my Marine Band Deluxes and Blue Midnights. Think I
might even use it in some of my home recording projects as well, even though
it cost less than half of the AKG C2000 I current use for acoustic harp home
recording! Think it might be almost comparable in sound quality to some of
the ribbon mics I have used in various studios with much more of gritty live
vibe.
Mad Dog
maddogharpDOTcom

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for vocals !!! Harsh & Bright on instruments.

This is one of the worst microphones I have ever owned for vocals. I normally use a Shure SM57 to sing through. I bought this one after seeing Greg Allman & Warren Haynes...Read complete review

This is one of the worst microphones I have ever owned for vocals. I normally use a Shure SM57 to sing through. I bought this one after seeing Greg Allman & Warren Haynes singing through one. I thought the tight Supercardioid pattern would help control feedback & bleed-over on a loud stage. All this thing could do is feedback, feedback, feedback. I do not recommend this for vocals. It is OK for instruments like guitar cabinets but is far from warm like the description says. It is very harsh & bright sounding.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic Harmonica Mic

By Mad Dog Harp

from Lafayette, CO

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Acoustic
  • Harmonica
  • Harp
  • Mic

Cons

  • Not Super Clear For Vocal

Best Uses

  • Live recording

Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

Just tried out the Shure Beta 57a for harmonica on an acoustic gig.
Fantastic mic for the price. Picks up clearly the
subtleties of rhythm harp at around one foot away with some great bass
proximity effects when you move in to around few inches from the mic for a
lead. The tone is both warm and crisp filling in some of the mids that are
normally missing from my Marine Band Crossovers on an acoustic set up and
bringing out the beef on my Marine Band Deluxes and Blue Midnights. Think I
might even use it in some of my home recording projects as well, even though
it cost less than half of the AKG C2000 I current use for acoustic harp home
recording! Think it might be almost comparable in sound quality to some of
the ribbon mics I have used in various studios with much more of gritty live
vibe.
Mad Dog
maddogharpDOTcom

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5.0

AMZING!

By sillyrabbit010419

from L.A, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

    my Pastor recommended me this mic for my sax. I love it! I use it both for singing and playing and the sound is amazing. For vocals it is a little bit to harsh and it catches everything, I mean EVERYTHING. other than that I would buy it again! and it is light and fits perfectly in my hand!

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Microphone

    By old rocker dude

    from WNC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      The Beta 57 is a workhorse of a mic. It has great off axis rejection which really helps in a loud rock band - and it can handle a screaming vocalist. I have used mine for almost every micing job you can think of except drum overhead (need condensers for that) I have 4 Beta 57s and two SM58s, and I prefer the Beta 57 over the SM58 for vocals because it is a little more crisp. The 57 is also a killer mic for drums. Of course it's awesome for snare but I also use it for kick and it amazes people when they come up after the show and see that I am using a Beta 57. I simply lay it in the drum on a piece of foam and EQ and gate the kick drum. I get an awesome, tight bass sound that is perfect for double bass. The Beta 57 also works extremely well for saxophone. As is true with all Shure mics, these thing are super durable too with their hardened windscreen.

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Glad I made the switch.....

      By DK1968

      from Chattanooga, TN.

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      I play the drums and sing some songs and all the backing vocals. I have used a Shure SM10 for many years because I did not want to have a stand getting in the way of my playing. If I only sang backing vocals it would not matter, but singing lead I found the SM10 fell short. I researched mics with very tight cararoid patterns, it came down to the Beta57a and the Audix OM5. The Beta57a was the better choice for my aplication and all I can say is wow. It is clearer than any of our SM58's and the guitar players Sennheiser. If you are a singing drummer this is the mic for you. Just let the sound guy know what your using, or he will be scrambling for the gain knob lol.
      Tightest pickup pattern in its class.
      It is a Shure

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Southern Rock vocal work horse Sure Beta 57

      By Tim Goodhall

      from Union, CT

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      I am the lead singer/ harp player for a full sounding Southern Rock Tribute. The guitars are hot and this mic cuts with out picking up stage noise and causing a loop like most others. Nothing like it.
      I have used this mic since it came out. It replace the good old SM 58.
      Great quality. I have to replace it every several years due to abuse.
      The price is right only when it's on sale.

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beta 57A in my Video Work

      By HDVbyMG

      from Annapolis, MD

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      I bought the Beta 57A for use in my event video production work, specifically, handheld use for interviews where the ambient noise level is high. Example is a wedding reception with loud music in the background or general handheld interviewer use. I specifically like its durability and dynamic design, saving me from worrying about batteries or phantom powering. Just two issues: (1) Shure's blue elastomer band around the windscreen has a way of getting lost, and won't bind with adhesive; (2) the mic is subject to proximity effect (excessive booming) if the speaker holds the mic too close. I instruct speakers to use the Rule of Thumb is setting distance.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By Bryn1972

      from Canton, OH

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      I got one about a year ago to go along with my SM57. I use the two of them together and they work very well recording my classical and Taylor guitar. The 57A I have aimed at the bridge and the SM57 Both are placed about 4 inches from the guitar. I get a nice balanced sound from them, but the 57A is a little hotter/more sensitive than the SM57. I know these aren't the best mics for acoustic guitar, but I haven't had any trouble or complaints about the sound quality of my recordings.

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      (2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For $40 dont even think about it

      By NegrodeAmerica

      from Buenos Aires

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      I recently bought one for my male vocals to use it live: I tried Shure SM-58, the better Audix OM-2, and the better senheiser 835 (the best for $100). Also Blue enCore 200, Audix OM-5, Shure beta 57A (the best for $150) and the condenser Shure Beta 87A. Since I was unable to hear a difference between Beta 58A and Beta 87A (Im sure there is) in a medium size PA (the biggest I will use) I decided to buy Beta 58A.

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      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible mic!

      By tlctog

      from Denver, CO

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      If you are considering an SM 58, get this instead! Like others have said, this thing blows a 58 out of the water side-by-side. I have both and reach for the 57A every time. I use it for vocals and have found it works excellently with male voices. Do yourself a favor and grab this for a little extra money...you won't be disappointed!

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Instrumentalist's dream

      By WGTROUTMAN

      from kentucky

      Comments about Shure Beta 57A Microphone:

      I gig very frequently, mostly to crowds of around 100 people or less. in most all of my shows, i use my Taylor NS42 (which i usually plug into the PA), Mandolin, and Banjo. as a multi-instrumentalist, this thing ROCKS. it's like a sm57 but better and more responsive, with less feedback. on vocals it kills an sm58 side by side. this is your do everything improved workhorse microphone; mine has been used thoroughly and i am more than pleased. mics guitar cabs exceptionally well; all that there is left to do is break out the harmonica; something tells me i won't be disappointed.

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