replies: 1113 views: 231804: Ward Pike 2 weeks ago : AKG d112 or Shure beta 52a for live kick drum. TIA, Justin I do have both the D112 and the Beta 52, I prefer the Beta 52 for my sound. Shure PG52 vs Beta54/D6. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 3) The mounting base is wider to accommodate a larger range of mic stands. Wondering if it's worth going for the more expensive one as I already have the PG52... Close. Thanks yeah I heard the Beta was sorta like industry standard.. What are you planning on using the mic for? 2) The knob and tightening mechansim have been redesigned to be more durable. Google is your friend! Posted by. Press J to jump to the feed. Any appreciable sound differences? © 1998 - 2020 Recording.org. It had the best tone with both mics. If you're just using it for practicing with in-ears, etc. Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jawamboldt, Dec 25, 2004. Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio, AKG d112 or Shure beta 52a for live kick drum. As of October 2002, the Beta 52 and Beta 56 are being replaced by the Beta 52A and Beta 56A. Hey there! I've been considering the Shure PG52 since I can get one new for $85 and was wondering how it compares to the mics that are about $100 more such as Beta 52, D112, 602, or anything else. Find An Answer Browse our vast Answer database for answers to many common technical questions. You really should be able to do this kind of basic reaearch all by yourself. 2 years ago. The PG52 is not bad per se, however, in a world of fantastic kick drum microphones, it cannot win against its higher end competition, because it has broken the $100 threshold and will likely not be looked at as a cheap microphone, relatively … u/Adam112344. you'll be fine sticking with the PG. I certainly can't disagree with AudioAlchemy's recommendation for the 421. Peyton. I've been considering the Shure PG52 since I can get one new for $85 and was wondering how it compares to the mics that are about $100 more such as Beta 52, D112, 602, or anything else. PG52 vs. I'm looking to purchase a bass drum mic in the very near future. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. But if you'd like to do some pro-level recording you'll definitely want to upgrade to the Beta. Overall, this was my favorite-sounding kick drum. replies: 145 views: 12856: Pro Sound Guy 29th May 2017 : Post Reply Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community! I'm looking to purchase a bass drum mic in the very near future. bibleboy3 . The rest of the time I hate the sound I have used the Shure sm**** and much like the Beta 52, it usually sounds like hell for me.. and then one day on one bass drum.. it was the perfect mic. What are people's experiences using the Shure PG52 kick drum mic vs the Shure beta 52A kick drum mic? I have never recorded with the PG52, I know a lot of venues use them that I play at but live sound is a different beast. 2) The knob and tightening mechansim have been redesigned to be more durable. 1) The sound of the microphones are the exact same. I'm not looking for a professional recording, I just want something decent. Beta 52 If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Archived. I find that an AKG D112 works best for me. Deleted User. All rights reserved. … Registration benefits … Shure Beta 52 (16-Inch Kick) Shure Beta 91 (16-Inch Kick) 20” Kick Drum. The same analysis that went through above can be said for the 20-inch drum, so I’ll spare the redundant details. I never ever ever want to use a Beta 52, but once it was just the perfect mic for the job so damn.. even that works sometimes. Yeah I thought so, I've been recording with the PG for quiet some time now, I thought an upgrade would be best... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. What are people's experiences using the Shure PG52 kick drum mic vs the Shure beta 52A kick drum mic? r/Drums - The subreddit where drummers of all skill levels can discuss the world of percussion and share their grooves with the friendliest community on Earth. Thx! The Shure PG52 is Shure's entry level kick drum microphone, and before I go any further, if you want a kick drum microphone from Shure, look to the Beta 52A. The PG52 is not bad per se, however, in a world of fantastic kick drum microphones, it cannot win against its higher end competition, because it has broken the $100 threshold and will likely not be looked at as a cheap microphone, relatively speaking. replies: 1 views: 3193: SoundChances 27th October 2005 : What's in YOUR mic locker??? 1) The sound of the microphones are the exact same. I'm not looking for a professional recording, I just want something decent. Does anyone know the difference between a Beta52 and Beta52A? The Shure PG52 is Shure's entry level kick drum microphone, and before I go any further, if you want a kick drum microphone from Shure, look to the Beta 52A. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. The Beta 56A will work with the LP Claw. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. 5. from shure.com: Difference - Beta 52 vs Beta 52A; Beta 56 vs Beta 56A Question What is the difference between a Beta 52 and 52A? And the Beta 56 and 56A? ). Answer As of October 2002, the Beta 52 and Beta 56 are being replaced by the Beta 52A and Beta 56A.