Shure Beta 56A Instrument Microphone


Microphone with frequency response specifically tailored for drums and instruments

Manufacturer Description:

The Shure Beta 56A microphone has a frequency response specifically tailored for drums and instruments. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.

A built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The stand adapter keeps the microphone securely in place, even if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom-toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds.


  • Tailored frequency response provides drums, amplified instruments, and horns with studio quality sound 
  • Builtýin stand adapter with dynamic locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility 
  • Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off-axis sound 
  • Compact design reduces stage clutter 
  • Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse 
  • Neodymium magnet for high signalýtoýnoise ratio output 
  • Minimally affected by varying load impedance 
  • Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration 
  • Legendary Shure quality and reliability

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