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The durable Beta 56 was specifically built to handle drums and instruments, with a compact, pivoting design that makes it a great choice for positioning in tight spots. It's die-cast case, hardened steel grille and integral locking stand adapter make the Beta 56 ideal for years of use. Tech Specs Microphone Type Dynamic Polar Pattern Supercardioid Frequency Response 50Hz-16kHz Output Impedance 150 ohms Color Black Connector XLR Weight 1.03 lbs. Manufacturer Part Number BETA 56A


Drummer vocal mic

I have read that Coldplay's drummer uses a Shure Beta56. Any experience with this one as a drum vox from anyone?

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Singing Drummers

...a hypercardioid mic in nice and close. As Sam said, dialogue with the drummer and his/her cooperation is critical. A Shure Beta56, yes the tom mic, can be useful for this as the body of the mic is out of the way and you can get the capsule nee and close. The down side...

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Mixer mod

Close miked drums can output extraordinarily high levels so perhaps for those cases a 20dB pad is necessary. A U pad would be the usual way to go. You can make on from a pair of 680 ohm resistors and a 150 ohm. THis will maintain the input impedance at around 1.5K and provide a...

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