Compared to most instruments, recording drums can be challenging.

Since every recording chain starts with a microphone, check out how LEWITT mics can make your drum sound stand out.

Drum microphone set

We‘ve put together a great set of our best-suited microphones, so you don’t have to. Check out this excellent package:

DTP BEAT KIT PRO 7 DTP BEAT KIT PRO 7

Professional 7-piece drum mic kit with one kick mic, three tom mics, two overheads, and a snare mic.

Included: Microphone mount for drums, Microphone mount, Microphone clip, Windscreen, 5-pin audio cable for DTP 640 REX, Protective case (mil-spec)

Bass drum mics

The bass or kick drum is a prominent element in most songs. An excellent sounding kick drum will make people dance. So you have to get it right from the start with a punchy, tight kick sound.

Here are our microphone recommendations for getting a superb bass drum sound:

Beginner, Enthusiast

DTP 340 REX DTP 340 REX

Dynamic bass drum microphone with switchable sound characteristics that allow you to emphasize the click and or the body. It helps to find your desired sound quickly.

Included: Transport bag

 

Professional

DTP 640 REX DTP 640 REX

Dual-element kick drum microphone with switchable sound characteristics. Phase aligned condenser and dynamic capsules in one housing allow for a wide variety of sounds. Each capsule has its dedicated output. You can mix the signals to taste to fit everything from a warm and boomy Jazz-kick to a tight and clicky no mids rock kick.

Included: 5-pin audio cable with two outputs, Transport bag

Snare drum mics

Some people call the snare the heart of a mix (most likely drummers). Many records have such a distinct snare sound that you can instantly name the song by just hearing the snare.
A lot of that comes from a great player and snare drum, but without the perfect mic to capture it, your recordings won’t be excellent.

Beginner, Enthusiast & Professional

MTP 440 DM MTP 440 DM

Highly versatile dynamic instrument microphone. Regardless of budget, this very affordable mic delivers snap and body to capture your snare drum in the best way possible. From brushes to rimshots, this is our go-to mic.

Included: Microphone clip, Transport bag

 

 

Snare bottom mics

If you want to record the snare bottom with an extra mic, we recommend these options:

Beginner, Enthusiast

DTP 340 TT MTP 340 TT

Tom and percussion microphone for a transient-rich and punchy sound. It features a supercardioid polar pattern.

Included: Microphone mount for drums, Microphone mount, Transport bag

 

LCT 140 AIR LCT 140 AIR

Instrument condenser microphone with two switchable sound characteristics. Choose between an open and sparkling tone or a highly-realistic sound. The integrated pre-attenuation is especially useful for miking your snare.

 

Professional

LCT 340 LCT 340

This professional multipurpose pencil microphone stands for clean and highly detailed sound. It features two low-cuts and pre-attenuation settings.

Tom mics

Toms are right in the middle of the drum set. They can be hard to isolate, and cymbal bleed can quickly become an issue. With our supercardioid tom mic, we’ve made sure to give you the best results possible.

Beginner, Enthusiast & Professional

DTP 340 TT DTP 340 TT

Tom and percussion microphone for a transient-rich and punchy sound, delivering a perfect balance between tone and attack.

Included: Microphone mount for drums, Microphone mount, Transport bag

 

For the floor tom, we would also recommend the

DTP 340 REX DTP 340 REX

Dynamic bass drum microphone with switchable sound characteristics.

Included: Transport bag

Overhead mics

Overhead microphones are used to record the cymbals and the whole drum set. Overheads have a significant impact on the overall tone of your recordings.

Beginner

LCT 040 MATCH PAIR LCT 040 MATCH PAIR

This matched stereo pair of small diaphragm condensers features excellent transient response and pleasant high-end.

Included: Microphone clips, Windscreens, Transport bag

 

Enthusiast

LCT 441 FLEX LCT 441 FLEX

1″ multi-pattern studio microphone. Delivering the full sound large diaphragms are known for, the variety of polar patterns not only allows the use of all the different Stereo-techniques. It also features settings like "wide cardioid," which can shine in an excellent sounding room.

Included: Shock mount, Magnetic pop filter, Windscreen, Transport bag

 

Professional

LCT 640 TS LCT 640 TS

This 1" multi-pattern studio condenser is our first choice for overheads. From its rich and detailed sound to its full-blown feature set, a revolutionary Dual Output Mode and stereo capabilities, this microphone plays in the highest league for sure. Use a single mic as stereo overhead and adapt the polar pattern in the mix.

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport case, 5-pin mini XLR cable

 

LCT 340 LCT 340

Professional multipurpose pencil microphone for a clean and highly detailed sound. It features two low-cuts and pre-attenuation settings.

Check out how the mics sound

In this video, our friends from the Viennese rock band Kaiser Franz Josef show and explain how they are positioning their mics on drums, bass, and guitar.

You can hear the mics in action!

Summary

Even though drums are not easy to record, the right microphone will make it an exciting adventure, rather than an uphill battle.

We hope that we helped you narrow down your choices. Of course as always in audio, there are no hard rules, TRUST YOUR EARS!

If you still need some more information or have a specific question, feel free to contact us on your preferred channel:

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