Shure Beta 57A Reviews
You can say this microphone is a great all around microphone and it is if you need it to be. It is definitely a microphone that you need to have around because you never know when you will have a use for it but I would not use it for vocals if you do not have to. It only cost 170 dollars now brand new, it is very affordable and you can purchase... [read more on Audiofanzine]stompboxjon rated this unit on 2012-12-05.
I actually bought this mic to use as a guitar cab mic initially. I was micing in a live situation with a Suhr Badger amp and a Bogner 1x12 cube cab. Nothing really fancy. It works wonderfully for that purpose. It doesn't have the awkward midrange that the sm57 and beta 58 do. But as I have owned this mic over the years I've learned that it ... [read more on Audiofanzine]James... rated this unit on 2012-01-29.
Now I've had a bizarre obsession with finding an instrument microphone that would kick butt on vocals, and the Shure Beta 57A has made that dream come true. I do not own them yet, but after trying them out, if I'm ever in the market for a live microphone, this is near the top of the list, just because I know that I would also be able to use it a... [read more on Audiofanzine]Kierkes rated this unit on 2011-07-18.
I've had my Shure Beta 57A for two years. I also have a Shure SM57 and I basically use these mics interchangeably. I use it primarily on top of the snare drum as the sturdy grill helps to prevent the mic getting damaged from any wailing drum sticks. I believe it has a very similar internal make up to SM57 and they sound pretty similar. The Beta ... [read more on Audiofanzine]moosers rated this unit on 2009-02-04.
I have had one of these for a couple years. I'm not sure if they were trying to issue this as an improvement to the SM57, but I feel that's what it accomplishes. In every shootout I have done with the original 57, I have preferred this one. The added clarity just benefits it as a whole, unless you are looking for a slightly dirtier sound. It... [read more on Audiofanzine]afterglow479 rated this unit on 2008-10-01.
I am very satisfied with this and would recommend it to anyone. In my opinion, this is the ultimate instrument mic and every musician should own one. Go for it! [read more on Audiofanzine]Tim rated this unit on 2004-12-29.
Great mic for recording or live performance. A true asset to have in your mic lineup. [read more on Audiofanzine]andy rated this unit on 2004-09-08.
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