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AKG D112 vs Shure Beta 52

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by vv-tim, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. vv-tim

    vv-tim Guest

    Is there a large recording performance difference between the D112 and the Beta 52? I've heard lots of people recommending the D112.

  2. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    I think it's a matter of preference. I prefer the beta 52 for a fuller warmer kick, and the d112 for a harder sound. Say, collective soul vs pantera?....Kind of. Why dont you rent both and put them to the test before you buy?
  3. vv-tim

    vv-tim Guest

    I have a Beta 52 already (when I first decided the band was going to record itself, I didn't really know anything about recording, so I just bought Shure everything because they were the name I always heard). I didn't get the nicest kick sound out of it, although it's probably due to my lack of ability in mixing and eq.

    http://www.purevolume.com/valvalis/ has the stuff we recorded. Any suggestions are welcome.
  4. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I have both and this is my comparison....

    D112 = Basketball hitting a gymnasium floor
    Beta52=More natural
  5. sushifish

    sushifish Guest

    Good question, great answers! I will buy both now and know which to use in different applications. I've wondered this myself for a while now. Thanx guys! :cool:
  6. anxious

    anxious Guest

    DOn't overlook the ATM25. I think it is a great-sounding and versatile mic.

  7. sharmon

    sharmon Guest

    Haven't used the Beta 52, but the D112 sure does give you a nice tight*ss basketball ;)
  8. buzz

    buzz Guest

    I have and use both I almost always end up with the Beta 52 , it is very versitile just change the distance from the front head and it will sound like a different mic ( proximity effect ) the D112 is just ??? basketball is good.

    Well it works good on floor toms

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