Microphone Choice for Drums

Kick: AKG D12, Beyer M88, RE20 and SM57. U87 placed outside and kick drum.
Snare: SM57, Sennheiser MD421, Neuman U87 and AKG 414EB. SM57 keeps out spill.
Toms: Sennheiser 421 and Shure SM57. Neuman U87 can give a warmer sound. Tight mic a SM57 so the proximity effect adds up for the lack of the low end of the mic.
Overheads: Condenser mics. Neuman U87 and AKG 41EB, AKG451.
Hi-Hats: Condenser mics. AKG 451 and Neuman KM84.
Ambient Microphones: Use omnidirectional condenser mics.

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