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.

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
    £239.37
  2. the t.bone DC 4000

    the t.bone DC 4000

    In stock
    €269
    £242.07
  3. Superlux DRK K5C2

    Superlux DRK K5C2

    In stock
    €182
    £163.78
  4. the t.bone DC 1500

    the t.bone DC 1500

    In stock
    €145
    £130.49
  5. the t.bone DC 1000

    the t.bone DC 1000

    In stock
    €87
    £78.29
  6. the t.bone DC 1200

    the t.bone DC 1200

    In stock
    €98
    £88.19
  7. Neumann KM184 mt Stereo Set

    Neu­mann KM184 mt Stereo Set

    In stock
    €1,099
    £988.99
  8. Rode NT5 S

    Rode NT5 S

    In stock within 4-5 weeks
    €168
    £151.18
  9. Rode M5 MP

    Rode M5 MP

    In stock
    €139
    £125.09
  10. Rode NT5 Matched Pair

    Rode NT5 Matched Pair

    In stock within about one week
    €279
    £251.07
  11. Oktava MK 012-01 MSP2 Pair

    Oktava MK 012-01 MSP2 Pair

    In stock
    €289
    £260.07
  12. Rode M3

    Rode M3

    In stock
    €79
    £71.09
  13. AKG C1000s MKIV

    AKG C1000s MKIV

    In stock within 3-4 weeks
    €88
    £79.19
  14. the t.bone EM 800

    the t.bone EM 800

    In stock
    €34
    £30.60
  15. Superlux S241

    Superlux S241

    In stock
    €85
    £76.49

Top Brands

  • Sabian
  • Audio-Technica
  • beyerdynamic
  • Superlux
  • Solomon
  • Heil Sound
  • the t.bone
  • Oktava
  • Sennheiser
  • AKG
  • Hercules Stands
  • Neumann

Most popular products

  1. the sssnake SM10 BK

    the sssnake SM10 BK

    In stock
    €6.40
    £5.76
  2. Rode PSA-1

    Rode PSA-1

    In stock
    €69
    £62.09
  3. Millenium MS 2005

    Mil­lenium MS 2005

    In stock
    €9.60
    £8.64
  4. Millenium MS 2003

    Mil­lenium MS 2003

    In stock
    €14.40
    £12.96
  5. the sssnake SM6BK

    the sssnake SM6BK

    In stock
    €4.80
    £4.32
  6. K&M 210/9 Black

    K&M 210/​9 Black

    In stock
    €42
    £37.80
  7. K&M 27105

    K&M 27105

    In stock
    €22.90
    £20.61
  8. the t.bone StereoBar 2 Pro

    the t.bone Ste­reoBar 2 Pro

    In stock
    €48
    £43.20
  9. pro snake TPM 10

    pro snake TPM 10

    In stock
    €9.50
    £8.55
  10. the t.bone MB 75

    the t.bone MB 75

    In stock
    €31
    £27.90
  11. the sssnake PC 5 Power Audio

    the sssnake PC 5 Power Audio

    In stock
    €28
    £25.20
  12. the sssnake PC 10 Power Audio

    the sssnake PC 10 Power Audio

    In stock
    €47
    £42.30
  13. K&M 210/2 Black

    K&M 210/​2 Black

    In stock
    €38
    £34.20
  14. the sssnake PC 20 Power Audio

    the sssnake PC 20 Power Audio

    In stock
    €66
    £59.39
  15. Sennheiser E614

    Sen­nhe­iser E614

    In stock
    €169
    £152.08