"**Scott Weiland:** But back to the original question, one of the first pieces of gear I owned when we were playing little clubs all over LA and Orange County was an SM58. My first PA was a Shure VocalMaster; I bought it at a garage sale. Now I own my own studio in Burbank, and I have a whole locker filled with Shure stuff-Beta 57s, 58s, you name it. One day I brought my collection to a video shoot I was doing with the lead singer of Orgy. He broke like three of my mics in a matter of ten minutes. These were some of my best mics, and I was upset. But he promised to pay me back. Well, months and months went by. Finally, I had to call and say 'Look, if you don't send me a check for those mics I'm going to... [OTWS needs to put a big fat bleep in here. Use your imagination. Needless to say, Scott got his money. -ed.]' **OTWS:** Scott, you're now using a U24D/Beta 58A? wireless system... **Scott Weiland:** That mic is amazing, I've been astounded by the reliability of it. It's just there, always, and it has given me freedom. Before I latched on to this mic, with the way I move all over the place on stage, I was wrapping my cord around everyone's legs, as well as myself. Now that the cord is gone, I'm not limited to any one space, and I can go totally berserk."more
"The mics are very important and ribbon mics in particular sound good for guitar but Sure 57's still take some beating as long as you're prepared to spend a lot of time moving them around combining them eliminating phase problems and adjusting them till you're content. I have a lot of different mics which I use, some powered some not but each one has its own character and the mic pre amps you use in the control room are very important to take what you've got and enhance even further."more
Vrenna says that most of the bass and guitar parts on the album were recorded direct. “Every single bass sound — and everyone's going to shoot me for saying this — is a [Line 6] Bass Pod Pro,” he says. “But then I come out of the Bass Pod Pro and always put that through my Summit Audio TD-100 tube DI. I don't use the compression within the Pod. I put that through an API and then my ADL tube compressor. Then that goes in. I use [the Pod] for its tones and then do other stuff.” As for the guitars, “A lot of the heavy guitar stuff is the Mesa Tri-Axis and the Recto Directo, things like that. Most of it is direct.” When he did choose to mike the amp, he used either a Shure 57 or a Sennheiser 421.more
"I used to have a studio doing film and TV music and writing songs, but I did find I was using less and less gear and I even got rid of my mixing desk. I now have a Mackie Big Knob, a pair of Mackie 824s, a Mac, MOTU interface, a Joe Meek preamp, a couple of mics (AKG and Shure Beta 57, which is what I use on stage), and I have a reflection filter and that’s it. I use a lot of software instruments in Logic (which drives me crazy) and Ableton (which is lovely for ideas). There’s some classic stuff not used as much. I have a rackmount Super Jupiter which I do still use."more
Luke Weiler was known to use a Shure SM 57A live for vocals in late 2005 into early 2006. In early 2006 he let Laura (PMT flute player at the time) use the Beta 57A and Luke started using an SM 58 or Beta 58A live. He ended up giving the mic to Laura and was not seen with a Beta 57 A until recently when using a 5-7 mic recording rig in the studio. You can hear the Beta 57 A blended in with other condensor and dynamic mics on the “downtown funky stuff Malone V5” demo on bandcamp. “I love the sound of dynamic mics and Condensor mics used together in the studio and live. I could def see myself with a Beta 87A, and a Beta 57 or 58A as a 2 mic live vocal rig for future shows.”- PMT Lukemore
I just adore this baby. I recorded so much material with it("Covek Peva Posle Rata", "Lov Na Vukove", "Prica O Zeleznickom Mostu" as a whole with this one). It works great with guitar recording, even vocal with some later plugins of course. I even carry it on gigs to sing on it from time to time.
I have an original Beta 57. I keep it for 1 purpose... TOP OF SNARE. It has an sm57ish voice on snare with a Hypercard response that rejects the hihats well. I usually like to throw a sennheiser E609 side address dynamic gitar amp mic udner the snare to get some extra strainer crack/rattle (that nasal sennheiser really helps the Beta get the job done).
You can use this on other sources where great side and back rejection is needed, but it won't give you precisely what a 57 does. Its a little more hifi, but not in the same way as an Audix i5. These are cheap so its worth having one around.
Not the best Micro. Better other brand as akg,beierdynamic, but in stage live,one cheap solution, good enough for tecnical voices. Different respect SM series, more expressive in high frequencies.