Shure PGASTUDIOKIT4 Drum Microphone Kit (4 Mics)

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87 out of 100. Incorporating 10+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$299
Shure PGASTUDIOKIT4 Drum Microphone Kit

Gearank High Notes

Kit Contents

  • Mics: 1 x Shure PGA52 Kick Mic, 1 x Shure PGA57 Instrument Mic, 2 x Shure PGA181 All-Around Mics.
  • Extras: 3 x clips, 4 x cables, and case

Gearank Recommendation

The PGASTUDIOKIT4 appeared on our recommended list for 4-Piece Drum Mic Kits from April 2020 until May 2021 when it had been out-ranked by the Shure DMK57-52 and sE Electronics V Pack Venue mic kits.

Overview

This kit may not have the legendary mics Shure is known for such as the SM57, but the PGA57 is descended from that lineage with a multitude of studios already praising it for it's own accord.

Most praise from the community is for the PGA57 Instrument mic which does a great job of capturing snare drums for lighter music like jazz and indie. While it doesn't have the punch of its older sibling, the midrange clarity compared to the SM57 gives it its own distinct sound.

The PGA52 Kick mic also gets praise as a natural sounding, and full kick mic.

The PGA181s make for great overhead sounds.

Combined, the sound they capture feels warm and natural.

The PGASTUDIOKIT4 is a mic kit that is greater than the sum of its parts. The resulting drum sound works best for less modern sounding genres.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Drum Mic Kits.

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.