Online Guides: Drum Mics

Miking up and recording a drum kit is a fairly complicated procedure, and this can apply equally to choosing the right mics for the job.

1. Introduction

Welcome to our Drum Microphone Online Advisor.

Miking up and recording a drum kit is a fairly complicated procedure, and this can apply equally to choosing the right mics for the job. As is often the case with microphone selection, there are tried and tested standard models that engineers have come to rely on over the years, along with techniques for setting them up to get the best sound. We’ll have a look at what mics are available, which are best suited to capturing the varied range of percussion that makes up a drum kit and hopefully leave you feeling confident enough to make the right choices for you!

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages – you can jump from section to section using the index below, or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. AKG Drum Set Session I

    AKG Drum Set Session I

    In stock
    €266
    £233.30
  2. the t.bone DC 4000

    the t.bone DC 4000

    In stock
    €269
    £235.93
  3. Superlux DRK K5C2

    Superlux DRK K5C2

    In stock
    €182
    £159.63
  4. the t.bone DC 1500

    the t.bone DC 1500

    In stock
    €145
    £127.18
  5. the t.bone DC 1000

    the t.bone DC 1000

    In stock
    €88
    £77.18
  6. the t.bone DC 1200

    the t.bone DC 1200

    In stock
    €98
    £85.95
  7. Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set

    Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set

    In stock
    €1,110
    £973.55
  8. Rode NT5 S

    Rode NT5 S

    In stock
    €169
    £148.23
  9. Rode M5 MP

    Rode M5 MP

    In stock
    €139
    £121.91
  10. Rode NT5 Matched Pair

    Rode NT5 Matched Pair

    In stock
    €279
    £244.70
  11. AKG C1000s MKIV

    AKG C1000s MKIV

    In stock
    €88
    £77.18
  12. Rode M3

    Rode M3

    In stock
    €79
    £69.29
  13. Oktava MK 012-01 MSP2 Pair

    Oktava MK 012-01 MSP2 Pair

    In stock
    €289
    £253.47
  14. the t.bone EM 800

    the t.bone EM 800

    In stock
    €34
    £29.82
  15. Behringer B5

    Behringer B5

    In stock
    €53
    £46.49

Top Brands

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Most popular products

  1. Shure SM57 LC

    Shure SM57 LC

    In stock
    €98
    £85.95
  2. the sssnake SM10 BK

    the sssnake SM10 BK

    In stock
    €6.40
    £5.61
  3. the t.bone StereoBar 1 Pro

    the t.bone StereoBar 1 Pro

    In stock
    €66
    £57.89
  4. pro snake TPM 10

    pro snake TPM 10

    In stock
    €9.50
    £8.33
  5. Rode NT5 Matched Pair

    Rode NT5 Matched Pair

    In stock
    €279
    £244.70
  6. Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set

    Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set

    In stock
    €1,110
    £973.55
  7. the t.bone Table Stand

    the t.bone Table Stand

    In stock
    €24.30
    £21.31
  8. the t.bone Microphone Holder M

    the t.bone Microphone Holder M

    In stock
    €2.90
    £2.54
  9. pro snake TPM 6

    pro snake TPM 6

    In stock
    €7.60
    £6.67
  10. the t.bone Ovid System CC 100

    the t.bone Ovid System CC 100

    In stock
    €48
    £42.10
  11. the t.bone Ovid System Violin Clip

    the t.bone Ovid System Violin Clip

    In stock
    €19.40
    £17.02
  12. the sssnake SK233-0,9 XLR Patch

    the sssnake SK233-0,9 XLR Patch

    In stock
    €4.15
    £3.64
  13. the t.bone StereoBar 2 Pro

    the t.bone StereoBar 2 Pro

    In stock
    €48
    £42.10
  14. Oktava MK 012-01 MSP2 Pair

    Oktava MK 012-01 MSP2 Pair

    In stock
    €289
    £253.47
  15. the sssnake SM6BK

    the sssnake SM6BK

    In stock
    €4.80
    £4.21