Shure PGASTUDIOKIT4 Drum Microphone Kit (4 Mics)

90 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes

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.

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


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.

If getting and setting up drum mics is too cumbersome for you, you may want to consider getting an Affordable Electronic Drum Kit.

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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