Shure Beta 91 boundry mic

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by sproll, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Hi everyone,

    Was just curious on people's opinions on the Shure Beta 91 for a kick drum mic. I currently use an Audix D6 on a vintage Ludwig 20" kick drum... where I have a smaller drum do you think the Shure would give me a better sound?

  2. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Has no one ever used this Shure mic before? I find that hard to believe! :lol:

    Ahh well... I guess I'll just draw my own conclusions. Thanks anyway.

  3. Makula

    Makula Guest

    I use the beta 91 inside my 20" drum 6 inches away set on a pillow. I get an awesome , true sound out of this mic. Great for hard rock, and probably for any genre. Hell, it's designed specifically for this application, and I dont think you can really go wrong with it.. Ialso have used akg d112, and this thing kills it, if not only for its clarity.
  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    I use a Sennheiser e901 live. (Same sort of thing)
    I love it. Best kick sound I've been able to get, ever.

    Haven't had a chance to try it in the studio yet.
  5. beta 85 with the boundry mic works well i hear. also try a sm7b for that "And Justice For All" sound
  6. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Yeah, I brought home a Beta91 and it kills. between my D112 and the Beta91...the Beta91 has loads of attack and punch. The D112 was a little more round sounding.

    I still use both, but the Beta91 is now my go to for the clicky metal kick sound.

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