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Drum Mic Buying Guide

Find Killer Drum Mics for Any Budget

As any recording engineer knows, microphone choice makes a big impact on your drum sound. Whether you're going for studio-clean, something a little grittier, or garage-style trash, your mic choice and placement is going to be key.

When recording drums, a lot also depends on your room, the sound you're aiming for, and many other factors. Our Drum Mic Buying Guide is intended to provide a starting point and help get ideas flowing, so you can create your own killer drum sound. Want to talk to a gear expert about drum mics? No problem -- give us a call at 866-ZZOUNDS (866-996-8637).

With brands like Shure, AKG, Neumann, Telefunken, and more, as well as our easy, no-interest payment plans, zZounds has all your studio recording needs covered.
Best Mics for Bass Drum
Tight and in-the-pocket, or big and boomy? Get the bass drum sound you need with these mics from AKG, Neumann, and Shure.
AKG D112 MKII Dynamic Bass Microphone
or 6 payments of $29.85
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Best Mics for Snare
You can't go wrong with a Shure SM57 -- but there are other options too, especially if you're looking for a little more high-end crispness in your snare sound. Check out these great snare mics from Shure, Telefunken, and Cascade.
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Best Mics for Toms
Often an easy way to pick out a pro recording from a home demo, great-sounding toms help key moments shine. Get the boomy, crisp, or natural sound you need with these tom mics from Sennheiser, Electro-Voice, and Audix.
Audix D4 Full Range Instrument Microphone
or 6 payments of $28.17
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Best Mics for Drum Overheads
Choose your overhead mics carefully, as they often determine the specific character of your drums. Whether you need a bright, clean sound or something more natural and warm, these mics from Neumann, Manley, sE Electronics, and Shure are great options. Hang a stereo pair over your kit, or try a single mono mic over the drummer's head.
Shure SM81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
or 8 payments of $43.63
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Best Mics for Drum Room Mics
Fill in the midrange of your drums with a solid room mic. Check out these great mono and stereo room mic options from Shure, Neumann, Slate Digital, and Rode.
Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System
or 12 payments of $83.25
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Shure KSM32 Studio Condenser Microphone
or 8 payments of $68.63
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Drum Mic Packages
Take the guesswork out matching drum mics for a cohesive sound. For one-stop drum mic shopping, check out these packs from Shure, Audix, and AKG.
Audix DP5A Drum Microphone Package
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zZounds offers a variety of Play as you Pay® installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as you Pay® plans.

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Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

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At zZounds, we know you want your gear fast, and shipped to you free of charge. That‘s why we have absolutely free ground shipping on every single order shipped within the continental United States. This includes heavy and oversized items. No minimum purchase required. No exclusions. We also ship over 90% of our orders with FREE 2-day shipping. We pull it all off with our strategically placed, coast-to-coast warehouses.

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Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

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zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

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Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

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It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay® checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

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