Pyle Pro PDKM7 Drum Microphone Kit (7 Mics)
This is a budget option which is quite popular despite some of the cheaper materials used.
The PDKM7 from Pyle Pro Audio contains five dynamic drum microphones, two condenser microphones and drum mount accessories. It includes a lightweight carry case that protects the microphones and allows quick setup and safe transport.
Each mic is made to fit the standard thread 3/8" or 5/8" to match all types of microphone stands. The big drum microphone is intended for bass drums and low frequency instruments which is tuned accurately to capture low-end punches. The four small drum microphones are suitable for snare and tom use. The two condenser microphones in this kit are designed to capture sensitive and flat responses, which makes them suitable as overheads.
- Microphones: 1 x Big Drum mic, 4 x Small Drum mics, 2 x Condenser mics,
- Accessories: 2 x Condenser Mic Holders, 4 x Thread inserts (3/8" and 5/8" threads), 4 x 3/8" threads, 4 x Clamps for snare/tom mics, 2 x Windscreens
Reviewers mentioned the mics produce a flat response. They also mentioned the sounds the microphones produce were clear with little EQ needed. Many praised the affordability and quality of this kit. Some users mentioned the bass mic has a good pickup quality with good threshold and response. Some users say the small drum microphones produce clear sounds for toms and snares since they are generally in mid to hi frequencies. The condenser mics generally have great low and hi frequency response.
A few reviewers found the plastic fasteners to have a build that's aren't as durable as they would have liked, but that's to be expected at this low price.
This kit is a good starter kit if you're on a very tight budget, however we took it off our recommended list of drum mic kits in June 2018 because its ratings weren't high enough - we have more highly rated options available in our guide: The Best Drum Mic Kits.