Specifically engineered for drum and instrument applications, the Beta 56A's compact, pivoting design makes it the ideal choice for effective miking. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. A built-in dynamic locking stand adaptor with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The stand adaptor keeps the microphone securely in place, even if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom-toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds.