All user reviews for the Shure Beta 52
polishdog90's review"Good bass mic"
-Perfect for kick drum and other low frequency information
-20Hz to 10kHz, presence boost at 4kHz
-Strong proximity effect for tonal variation
-Supercardioid pickup pattern for excellent isolation
-Max SPL: 174dB
This mic is a good bass/kick drum mic for both live and studio sound. It's relatively cheap and built tough so it works on stage but has a sound quality good enough to use in the studio.
This microphone has a pretty good sound. I primarily put it on bass cabs or the outside of a kick drum. It has a nice beefy bass response that can get some great tones. I prefer the AKG D112 to this mic for those applications but it is pretty similar in quality. I like to pair this mic with another mic with higher frequency response because it gives a nice low "oomf" but lacks some clarity. On a kick I use this on the outside and put a RE20 on the beater. On a bass cab I will use this paired with a 57, 4050, or just a bass DI. I haven't tried this microphone on much other than really low frequency sound sources but it sounds good on those. For the price its a really good deal. A decent kick mic will improve drum sounds greatly. If I had the option to buy this again, I would just pick up a second D112 because I slightly prefer its sound to the Beta 52.
pulvonium's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Bought back the bass drum.
Works perfectly in this use provided you take the time to place it correctly, and have ad hoc microphone stands (foot cast if possible ...)
Also works well on bass amp.
Expensive but durable.
4 people did not find this review helpful
I used to dub the sound of my bass amp. It is a true feast sound and clean with no special settings. Equating to add in a few bass is hell! Before I was using a DI towards the Soundcraft, nothing to see! is not given but it's good. I will ever be the same choice today.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
damaye's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
It is specific on and no surprises. Its investment in (or outdoors of) the drum has a strong influence on the rendering.
I use it for almost a year.
I had a bass drum mic low range before (blur and cardboard)
I like the rigor and robustness of the Beta52. When the Supsa knowing there are at least pay the Contents Premire! (A can lay elsewhere pbs foot kick, a tips easily). The sound is good or very good, very powerful and serious. I think it raccentuer (during or after registration) with the bump AIGE EQs that sends a fire god (APRS is a matter of taste). A possibility to test the weekend is also to pair it with a piezo tape on the batter head which will fit a sound tiny and sharp, but will UNESCORecords idalie serious power beta52.
The report qualitprix is not exceptional, but it is a pro mic.
Yes I would do this choice.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Truffle (ex-Flyti)'s review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
- How long have you use it? 2 years
- What is so special that you like most and least? At ease in any conditions
- Have you tried many other models before buying it? Not
- How would you rate the quality / price? very good!
- With experience, you do again this choice? Yes! For his part mat, in studio or
live! We tested this av a Audio Technica AE 2500 is a matter of taste compared
to color the sound (minime!) but the sound quality is beautiful and there!
1 people did not find this review helpful
will1gson's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Simply brilliant pure bass drum! Take a Beta52A Travis skin outside of the GC was coupled to an SM91 inside .... ca breath away!
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fark's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
I use it for 3 years.
I like the rendering in the low and easy to work for "sting" a little kick, and then supports a really good sound pressure. No default got my major.
I also work sometimes with the SM91, which increases much more a bump around 4 kHz and I like less because of this. I sometimes test the D112 which I find much more "cardboard".
Good price quality I think.