The Shure BETA®87A is a premium quality supercardioid hand-held electret condenser vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and...
According to NPR, Miller's rig goes as follows: > Instruments: a hand made 2004 Collings Om1 acoustic guitar, a 1997 Taylor 510 acoustic guitar, a 1986 yamaha FS-350S acoustic guitar and a hand-crafted dulcimer. Sound Equipment: a Bose sound system w/Mackie board for submix, an L.R. Baggs para acoustic DI, a SansAmp para driver DI, a Sure Beta 87A mic and ALWAYS D'Addario strings (no promotional deal ,just love their strings).more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip is known to use the Shure Beta 87A as well as the Blue Baby Bottle on vocals when recording at Loud and Conscious Studios in Woodstock NY. “I was really blown away by the Shure Beta 87A being such a high quality condensor that you could use live but also if the producer knows how to EQ the mic it can actually be a solid studio sound as well. To me sometimes in the studio it feels good to hold a mic and sing into it rather than having to sing into a pop filter held on a stand with a shockmount and all. I was blown away by the Beta 87A sounding as good as mics you can’t hold in your hand and that cost 2 to 3 times as much and can’t be used live.”more
The Shure BETA®87A is a premium quality supercardioid hand-held electret condenser vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87A combines superb performance with the ruggedness needed for touring and field production.
The Beta 87A features a controlled low-frequency roll-off that compensates for proximity effect and prevents the “boomy” sound often associated with close pick-up. The characteristic Shure presence rise brightens the upper midrange. The tight supercardioid pattern, with null points at approximately 125 degrees, provides maximum isolation from other vocalists or instruments while offering minimal off-axis coloration. The Beta 87A operates on phantom power.
Features * Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise * Highly consistent supercardioid polar pattern provides superior gain-before-feedback * Electronic low-frequency roll-off compensates for proximity effect * Wide dynamic range (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics * Very low susceptibility to RFI and electromagnetic hum * Advanced cartridge shock-mount system absorbs mechanical shocks and reduces handling noise * Built-in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds * Legendary Shure quality and reliability