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Shure BETA 87A Supercardioid Condenser Microphone for Handheld Vocal Applications
- Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise
- Highly consistent super cardioid polar pattern provides superior gain before feedback
- Electronic low-frequency roll off compensates for proximity effect
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|Additional Features||*Valid for purchases made between April 1, 2004 and May 31, 2004.$15 rebate for wired Beta 57A®, Beta 58A®, Beta 78ATM, and Beta 87CTM models.Limit three per customer.Rebate claims must be postmarked by June 30, 2004. CLICK LINK below right for info and coupon.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 ti||The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal microphone for professional use in live performance. An extremely rugged microphone, the SM86 withstands the rigors of touring while delivering studio-quality sound. The tailored frequency response of the SM86 reproduces vocals with clarity. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. The built-in three-point shock mount minimizes handling noise, and a two-stage pop filter reduc||Designed with superlative vocal reproduction in mind, the KMS 105 brings Neumann quality to the demanding sound reinforcement environment.With its supercardioid polar pattern, low self noise and uncolored off-axis pickup, the KMS 105 complements in-ear monitor systems.By employing a unique 4-layer acoustic filter, the KMS 105 minimizes popping and wind noise, and with special mechanical and electrical filters, handling noiseis virtually eliminated. Because of the superior resolution and linear frequency response, it is very easy forthe artist using the KMS 105 to identify whether he or she is âon micâ.Acoustic features When compared to other handheld vocal microphones,the KMS 105 offers a superior resolution of the voice, with extended frequency response and accurate transientdetail. Sibilance problems common to other handheld condenser mics are eliminated.No foam is used in the basket, thus eliminating any âcloudingâ or âmufflingâ of the sound.Also, by using a DC-polarized studio condenser capsule, all the nuances of the voice come through with subtlety, power and focus.The K 105 capsule was developed from the K 50, found in the KMS 150, KM 150 and KM 185 microphones. The K 105 features a supercardioid pattern, achieved byspecially modifying the response of the K 50 pressure gradient transducer.||The new AT2010 is designed to bring the studio-quality sound of Audio-Technica?s renowned 20 Series to the stage, for crystalclear vocal performances. Featuring the same low-mass diaphragm found in the critically acclaimed AT2020 side-address studio condenser, the AT2010 excels wherever articulate vocals are needed: in houses of worship, for solo performances, jazz vocalists, singer/songwriters, and more.||The C414 XL II is the successor of the famous C414 B-TL II. It shows the unique sonic signature of the highly sought after AKG C12 which enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix. The unrivalled up-front sound is also well-known for distant miking applications like classic music recording or drum ambience miking. The AKG C414 XLII offers nine pickup patterns which enable you to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and perma|
The Shure Beta 87A is a precision-engineered supercardioid condenser vocal microphone with an exceptionally smooth frequency response. Built to withstand extreme sound pressure levels, the Beta 87A is ideal for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording applications - and constructed to withstand the rigors of touring. Shure Beta 87A 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 Reliability for years of trouble-free performance 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. The Beta 87 has consistently been a top choice of performers and audio technicians around the world due to its superb accuracy and detail, and rich vocal production. This long-standing favorite now features a new design and has been renamed the Beta 87A. In response to user requests, Shure has redesigned this microphone by just slightly thickening the handle for a more comfortable feel when hand-held. In addition, the Beta 87A now includes the A25D break-resistant swivel adapter. Shure Beat 87A Suggested Applications Lead Vocals Backup Vocals
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I bought one for the band that I engineer for and they loved it so much they bought three more for their entire vocal line up. On stage, this mic really shines. The output on this mic is plenty hot, but the noise rejection is excellent. You really have to get in close to this mic. Stage noise just doesn't get picked up. The supercardioid pattern give great feedback rejection on stages with less than perfect monitor positions. Bottom line, this is the best live stage vocal mic I have ever worked with.
Seriously though, after much testing and listening, this is my favorite vocal microphone for many applications. My favorite application is the ability to get very high quality recordings from less than desireable recording environments. Take note podcasters and independent voice actors
The pickup pattern is Supercardioid which has a little more rear-pickup than you'd think; but sound quality alone trumps this small annoyance. The think that separates the 87A from the rest of the Shure handheld pack is that it is a condenser microphone - so don't use it on terribly loud sound sources. It works best for me on vocals that nice more hi-end definition.
Overall, it earns every one of the five stars I gave it - and buying on Amazon saves you a ton of coin over the big box competitors!
Make sure you have phantom power enabled on your board or you won't get any signal from the mic.