Shure Beta56 Vs. Audix D2

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by noamlev5, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. noamlev5

    noamlev5 Guest

    Ok I have a budget of around 300$ for a pair of deccent tom/allaround mics...what do you think is better??
    Shure beta56 or audix D2?? they are both in the same price range...but I have no expirince with anyone of them!!...
    is anyone here exprinced with recording with anyone of them or both??
    thanks a lot! :lol:
    noam from israel
  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    I never tried the Audix mics, but the Beta 56s are excellent for snare and toms, I don't think you will regret buying a pair. Their size and shape also makes them very easy to position round the kit: they are much easier to squeeze under a low-slung cymbal than a '57 style mic (especially once the cable is plugged in) which gives you more freedom to angle the mics to exclude spill...

  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I would take the Beta 56/57/58 any day over an AWDICKS. Watch television and learn something. I have the best job, I get paid to watch television.

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  4. twon

    twon Guest

    the thing i especially like about the audix drum mics is their clip on mounts. they are small but from my experience they are strong and get rid of potential headaches...

  5. Shayne

    Shayne Guest

    Try this Link, it compares the 56 to a couple different audix mics, a 57, and a 421. Those 2 mics both sound quite a bit different, so this may help you decide:

    edit: Oh sorry, it doesnt do the 56, it's the 98. Either way though, it'll give you an idea of how the D2 sounds, and other audix mics.
  6. noamlev5

    noamlev5 Guest

    Thank you so much...that realy did it...I think ill go for the audix d2.
    realy liked the test sound!
  7. Shayne

    Shayne Guest

    Your welcome! Like Remy said though, one of the Beta mics, a regular 57 or 58 can work well also, and they can be used on many other things. Im not sure how versatile the Audix mics are, but i know people who are happy with them for recording. I have a D6, it's good on a kick, and maybe a bass cab, depending on what sound you want, but i probly wouldnt use it on toms, and most other things. An AKG D-112 though is cheaper, and i would say is alot more versatile then the D6, so that may be the case for the other mics.
  8. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    I just noticed you asked for all-rounders... in that case I would recommend a pair of Beyer M201s, which are good tom mics but also sound good on hi-hats or ride cymbals, guitar cabs, vocals and probably loads of other things too.

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