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Microphone Sets

This page contains a listing of all known microphone sets and mic bundles. There are mic kits for acoustic guitar, for electric guitar, for any stereo miking, and many sets dedicated to drum miking.

Usage tip: click a column heading to sort the table.

More sets, and more descriptions are in the works.

Microphone Sets

Mic Set Name# MicsMic ListMSRP
AKG Perception Groove Pack AKG Perception Groove Pack

Six-piece mic set for drums, with three snare/tom mics, two overhead condensers, and a dynamic kick mic from AKG’s Perception series.

6 2 × Perception 170
1 × P 2
3 × P 4
$499
AKG Drum Set Big II AKG Drum Set Big II

The Big II is a 7-piece drum microphone kit intended for stage use.

7 1 × D 112
4 × C 518 M
2 × C1000 S
$1,599
AKG Drum Set Premium AKG Drum Set Premium

8-piece drum mic kit with four snare/tom dynamics, a kick mic, two condenser overheads, and one pencil mic for hi-hat.

8 1 × C 451 B
2 × C 214
4 × D 40
1 × D12 VR
$2,499
Telefunken Copperhead Stereo Set Telefunken Copperhead Stereo Set

Factory matched stereo pair of CU-29 “Copperhead” tube mics, with an upgraded 2-channel vintage style power supply.

2 2 × R-F-T CU-29
$2,495
Telefunken AK47 Mk II Stereo Telefunken AK47 Mk II Stereo

Stereo pair of matched AK47 (Mk II) tube microphones, with shockmounts and dual-channel power supply in vintage tweed suitcase.

2 2 × R-F-T AK47 Mk II
$3,695
Telefunken AR-51 Stereo Set Telefunken AR-51 Stereo Set

Factory matched stereo pair of AR-51 tube mics, with two-channel power supply.

2 2 × R-F-T AR-51
$3,695
Samson CL2 Pair Samson CL2 Pair

Matched pair of CL2 FET pencil condensers, with cardioid and omni capsules, shockmounts, and pop filters.

2 2 × CL2
$380
DPA 3532-S DPA 3532-S

Stereo pair of omnidirectional FET condensers, matched for sensitivity and response, with the HMA5000 Hi-Voltage Microphone Amplifier, stereo bar, hard mounts, and windscreens.

2 2 × 4041-S
$9,140
Earthworks M30mp Earthworks M30mp

Matched pair of extended-response electret condensers for acoustic measurement and testing.

2 2 × M30
$1,999
Earthworks CMK5 Earthworks CMK5

Set of five gooseneck microphones for close-miking snare and tom drums.

5 4 × DP30/C
1 × DP25/C
$5,249
Earthworks CMK4 Earthworks CMK4

Set of four gooseneck microphones for close-miking snare and tom drums.

4 3 × DP30/C
1 × DP25/C
$4,299
GAP FC 2 ST GAP FC 2 ST

Low cost matched pair of large-diaphragm cardioid condensers. Shockmounts and plastic case included.

2 2 × FC 2
$250
Telefunken ElaM 251 Stereo Telefunken ElaM 251 Stereo

Stereo pair of ElaM 251 (non-export) tube mics with AC701 tubes. Includes two-channel power supply, swivel mounts, and vintage suitcase.

2 2 × Ela M 251
$22,995
Telefunken ElaM 251E Stereo Telefunken ElaM 251E Stereo

Stereo pair of ElaM 251E tube mics, with dual-channel power supply, cables, swivel mounts, and vintage suitcase.

2 2 × Ela M 251E
$16,995
Royer Labs R-122V Matched Pair Royer Labs R-122V Matched Pair

Matched stereo pair of R-122V active tube ribbon microphones, with wooden storage cases.

2 2 × R-122V
$6,690
Royer Labs R-122 Matched Pair Royer Labs R-122 Matched Pair

Matched stereo pair of Royer R-122 active ribbon microphones, with wooden cases.

2 2 × R-122
$3,865
Royer Labs R-121 Matched Pair Royer Labs R-121 Matched Pair

Matched stereo pair of R-121 passive ribbon microphones.

2 2 × R-121
$2,840
Royer Labs R-101 Matched Pair Royer Labs R-101 Matched Pair

Matched stereo pair of R-101 Ribbons. Includes shockmounts.

2 2 × R-101
$1,840
Samar MF65 Stereo Pair Samar MF65 Stereo Pair

Stereo matched pair of premium, handmade passive ribbon microphones with custom Blumlein shockmount and wooden case.

2 2 × MF65
$5,448
RØDE NT5 Matched Pair RØDE NT5 Matched Pair

Stereo pair of NT5 pencil mics, with clips and a hardshell carrying case.

2 2 × NT5
$699
RØDE NT1-A Matched Pair RØDE NT1-A Matched Pair

Matched stereo pair of large-diaphragm FET condensers, with shockmounts, pop filters, and cables.

2 2 × NT1-A
$949
beyerdynamic MC 930 Stereo Set beyerdynamic MC 930 Stereo Set

Stereo pair of premium pencil condensers, in a hardshell plastic case.

2 2 × MC 930
$1,299
beyerdynamic MCE 530 Stereo Set beyerdynamic MCE 530 Stereo Set

Stereo pair of electret pencil mics, with stereo bar and carry case.

2 2 × MCE 530
$399
MXL 990 991 Recording Set MXL 990 991 Recording Set

Entry-level two-mic set with two small-diaphragm condensers and clips, in a compact carrying case.

2 1 × 991
1 × 990
$300
CAD GXL3000BPSP CAD GXL3000BPSP

Entry level “studio pack” includes headphones, pop filter, pencil mic and multipattern large-diaphragm FET condenser.

2 1 × GXL1200BP
1 × GXL3000BP
$299
CAD GXL2200BPSP CAD GXL2200BPSP

Entry level “studio pack” includes headphones, pop filter, pencil mic and large-diaphragm FET condenser.

2 1 × GXL1200BP
1 × GXL2200BP
$269
Audio-Technica AT4040SP Audio-Technica AT4040SP

Two-mic “studio pack” contains a pencil condenser and medium-diaphragm condenser, from Audio-Technica’s AT4000-series. Includes one shockmount and wooden storage case.

2 1 × AT4040
1 × AT4041
$995
Audio-Technica AT4041SP Audio-Technica AT4041SP

Stereo pair of AT4041 pencil condensers, with a wooden storage case.

2 2 × AT4041
$795
Audio-Technica AT2041SP Audio-Technica AT2041SP

Entry-level two-mic set with one medium-diaphragm condenser and one pencil mic. Includes SONOR LE software.

2 1 × AT2020
1 × AT2021
$289
AKG Perception 170 Stereo AKG Perception 170 Stereo

Simple stereo pair of Perception 170 pencil mics, with clips.

2 2 × Perception 170
$356
Audix FP QUAD Audix FP QUAD

Four-mic drum kit mic set from Audix’ Fusion series. Includes mics for kick, snare, and overheads, plus one rim clamp and a compact case.

4 1 × f5
1 × f6
2 × f9
$525
Audix FP5 Audix FP5

Five-mic drums-only mic kit from Audix’ Fusion series. Includes dynamic mics for kick, snare, and three toms, plus a flightcase.

5 3 × f2
1 × f5
1 × f6
$375
Audix FP7 Audix FP7

Seven-mic drum kit set from Audix’ Fusion series. Contains dynamics for kick, snare, and three toms, plus a pair of electret condensers for overheads. Includes flightcase.

7 3 × f2
1 × f5
1 × f6
2 × f9
$0
Audix SCX25A-PS Audix SCX25A-PS

Stereo pair of SCX25A large-diaphragm mics, with rim clamps and cables, for stereo piano miking or drum overheads.

2 2 × SCX25A
$1,800
Audix DP5A Audix DP5A

Five-mic drums-only mic set, with dynamic mics fro kick, snare, two rack toms, and floor tom. Includes rim clamps and carrying case.

5 1 × D6
1 × D4
2 × D2
1 × i5
$865
Audix DP QUAD Audix DP QUAD

Four-mic drum kit set, with mics for kick, snare, and overheads. Includes one rim clamp for snare mic, plus a carrying case.

4 1 × D6
1 × i5
2 × ADX51
$825
Audix DP7 Audix DP7

Seven-mic drum kit set, with mics for kick, snare, three toms, and two electret condensers for overheads. Includes rim clamps and carrying case.

7 1 × D6
1 × D4
2 × D2
1 × i5
2 × ADX51
$1,245
Audix DP Elite 8 Audix DP Elite 8

Eight-mic drum kit set with mics for kick, snare, two small toms, one floor tom, plus three pencil condensers for overheads and hi-hat. Includes four rim clamps and a carrying case.

8 3 × SCX1
1 × D6
1 × D4
2 × D2
1 × i5
$2,550
Oktava MK-012-10 Oktava MK-012-10

Stereo pair of pencil mics with two head amps, three pairs of SDC capsules (Cardioid, Hyper, Omni), and one pair of LDC Cardioid capsule heads. Includes detachable pads, clips, and a hardshell case.

2 2 × MK-012
$1,500
Oktava MK-012 MSP6 Oktava MK-012 MSP6

Stereo SDC kit includes two head amps and two each of three small-diaphragm capsule heads (Cardioid, Omni, Hyper), with detachable pads and a wooden display case. Available in black or silver.

2 2 × MK-012
$995
Oktava MK-102 MSP Oktava MK-102 MSP

Stereo pair of large-diaphragm pencil mics with detachable capsules, detachable pads, clips, and a wooden case.

2 2 × MK-102
$1,200
Oktava MK-101 MSP Oktava MK-101 MSP

Stereo pair of large-diaphragm MK-101 capsule heads with MK-012 head amps, with detachable pads, clips, and a wooden case.

2 2 × MK-101
$1,150
Lauten Torch Stereo Lauten Torch Stereo

Matched pair of tube SDCs, with individual power supplies, wooden cases, cables, and shockmounts. Includes flightcase.

2 2 × ST-221 Torch
$1,699
DPA ST2011C DPA ST2011C

Stereo pair of cardioid FET pencil condensers, matched for sensitivity, in Pelican case.

2 2 × 2011C
$1,685
CAD Joe Satriani Mic Pack CAD Joe Satriani Mic Pack

Two-mic set handpicked by Joe Satriani for electric guitar. Includes passive ribbon and handheld dynamic.

2 1 × Trion 7000
1 × D189
$399
CAD Al DiMeola Acoustic Mic Pack CAD Al DiMeola Acoustic Mic Pack

Two-mic set handpicked by Al Di Meola for acoustic guitar; includes Cardioid/Omni pencil mic and medium-diaphragm condenser.

2 1 × equitek e70
1 × equitek e60
$399
CAD Stage 4 CAD Stage 4

Entry-level four-mic drum kit set from CAD, with dynamics for kick, snare, and two toms, with integrated rim clamps where appropriate. Includes hardshell carrying case.

4 1 × D10
1 × D19
2 × D29
$179
CAD Stage 7 CAD Stage 7

Seven-mic drum kit set with dynamics for kick, snare, three toms, plus two condensers for overheads. Includes rim clamps and vinyl carrying case.

7 1 × D10
1 × D19
3 × D29
2 × C9
$279
Cascade V57 Bundle Cascade V57 Bundle

Three mic studio condenser bundle, with one large-diaphragm and two FET pencil condensers. Includes shockmounts and flightcase.

3 1 × V57
2 × M39
$239
3 Zigma Studio 2x6 Toolkit 3 Zigma Studio 2x6 Toolkit

Stereo CHI kit, with two transformerless head amps, two LDC capsules, two Cardioid SDCs, and one each Hyper and Omni SDCs, with shockmounts.

2 2 × CHI
$3,995
3 Zigma Master 4x10 Toolkit 3 Zigma Master 4x10 Toolkit

Four transformerless CHI head amps, plus one each of the ‘47, ‘67, ‘12, and ‘251 large-diaphragm capsule heads, plus two each of the Cardioid, Hyper, and Omni SDC capsules. Includes shockmounts.

4 4 × CHI
$6,995
AKG C 414 XL II/ST AKG C 414 XL II/ST

Matched stereo pair of C414 XL II, with shockmounts and a stereo bar.

2 2 × C 414 XL II
$2,899
Earthworks DK50/R Earthworks DK50/R

Premiere three-mic drum kit set with a stereo pair of Earthworks’ best omni condensers, plus a cardioid condenser for kick, and “KickPad” inline EQ for kick drum. Includes three inline pad devices and flightcase.

3 2 × QTC50
1 × SR30
$5,999
Earthworks DK25/R Earthworks DK25/R

Minimalist drum kit mic set with two omni condensers for overheads, one cardioid condenser for kick, plus “KickPad” inline EQ for kick drum. Includes compact flightcase.

3 2 × TC25
1 × SR25
$2,299
Earthworks DK25/L Earthworks DK25/L

Minimalist drum kit mic set with three cardioid condensers, plus “KickPad” inline EQ for kick drum. Includes compact flightcase.

3 3 × SR25
$2,599
Audix Studio Elite 8 Audix Studio Elite 8

Eight-mic drum kit set comprised of Audix’ best microphones. Contains dynamics for kick, snare, two rack toms, floor tom, plus a stereo pair of LDCs for overheads, plus a hypercardioid pencil mic for hi-hat. Includes rim clamps and carrying case.

8 1 × SCX1
1 × D6
1 × D4
2 × D2
1 × i5
2 × SCX25A
$2,945
AKG C 414 XLS/ST AKG C 414 XLS/ST

Matched stereo pair of C414 XLS, with shockmounts and a stereo bar.

2 2 × C 414 XLS
$2,899
AKG C 451 B/ST AKG C 451 B/ST

Matched stereo pair of C 451 B, with stereo bar, in a compact case.

2 2 × C 451 B
$0
Avant CDMK-8 Avant CDMK-8

EIght-mic drum kit mic set with dynamics for kick, snare, and three toms, plus three SDCs for overheads and hi-hat. Includes rim clamps, shockmounts, and oversized vintage suitcase.

8 3 × CK-1
1 × ADM v2
3 × ATOM v2
1 × MONDO
$799
Avant CDMK-7 Avant CDMK-7

Seven-mic drum kit mic set with dynamics for kick, snare, and three toms, plus a stereo pair of SDCs for overheads. Includes rim clamps, shockmounts, and oversized vintage suitcase.

7 2 × CK-1
1 × ADM v2
3 × ATOM v2
1 × MONDO
$699
Avant CDMK-6 Avant CDMK-6

Six-mic, drum kit mic set with dynamics for kick, snare, and two toms, plus a stereo pair of SDCs for overheads. Includes rim clamps, shockmounts, and oversized vintage suitcase.

6 2 × CK-1
1 × ADM v2
2 × ATOM v2
1 × MONDO
$719
Avant CDMK-5 Avant CDMK-5

Five-mic, drums-only set with Avantone’s purpose-built dynamics for kick, snare, and three toms. Includes rim clamps, shockmounts, and oversized vintage suitcase.

5 1 × ADM v2
3 × ATOM v2
1 × MONDO
$499
Sennheiser Drum Kit 600 Sennheiser Drum Kit 600

Seven-mic drum kit set with mics for kick, overheads (stereo pair of condensers), and four dynamics for snare/toms. Includes rim clamps, mic clips, and compact flightcase.

7 2 × e 614
1 × e 602 II
4 × e 604
$1,000
Gefell M950 Stereo ORTF Gefell M950 Stereo ORTF

Stereo pair of Wide Cardioid LDCs, with ORTF stereo bar and wooden storage case.

2 2 × M 950
$1,995
Gefell M940 Stereo ORTF Gefell M940 Stereo ORTF

Stereo pair of Supercardioid LDCs, with ORTF stereo bar and wooden storage case.

2 2 × M 940
$1,999
Gefell M930 Stereo ORTF Gefell M930 Stereo ORTF

Stereo pair of Cardioid LDCs, with ORTF stereo bar and wooden storage case.

2 2 × M 930
$1,995
Gefell M950 Stereo XY Gefell M950 Stereo XY

Stereo pair of Wide Cardioid LDCs, with XY stereo bar and wooden storage case.

2 2 × M 950
$1,995
Gefell M940 Stereo XY Gefell M940 Stereo XY

Stereo pair of Supercardioid LDCs, with XY stereo bar and wooden storage case.

2 2 × M 940
$1,995
Gefell M930 Stereo XY Gefell M930 Stereo XY

Stereo pair of Cardioid LDCs, with XY stereo bar and wooden storage case.

2 2 × M 930
$1,995
Milab Drum Pack Milab Drum Pack

Eight-mic drum kit set with super-premium condenser mics: seven VM44 for snare, toms, OH, plus the BDM-01 tailored condenser for kick drum. Includes two rim mounts plus rubber isolation mounts.

8 1 × BDM-01
7 × VM-44
$10,600
Miktek PMD4 Miktek PMD4

Four-mic drums-only mic set, with three dynamics for snare/toms (with rim clamps) and one for kick. Includes flightcase.

4 3 × PM10
1 × PM11
$1,199
M-Audio Pulsar II Matched Pair M-Audio Pulsar II Matched Pair

Stereo pair of cardioid FET pencil mics, with clips, stereo bar (for XY/ORTF), windscreens. Packed into wooden case.

2 2 × Pulsar II
$399
E-V PL-DK7 E-V PL-DK7

Seven-mic set for drum kit, with dynamics for kick (1), snare/toms (4), and two condensers for overheads. Includes clips, rim clamps, and carrying case.

7 1 × PL33
4 × PL35
2 × PL37
$1,070
Blue Blue Drum Kit Kit Blue Blue Drum Kit Kit

Minimalist three-mic drum kit mic set, with Mouse for kick and stereo pair of Dragonflys for overheads. Includes shockmounts and flightcase.

3 1 × Mouse
2 × Dragonfly
$2,500
JZ Michael Wagener Kit JZ Michael Wagener Kit

Two mic set handpicked by Michael Wagener for guitar and drum miking; includes FET SDC and FET medium-diaphragm condensers and flightcase.

2 1 × BT201
1 × BT-301
$2,129
JZ DMK1 JZ DMK1

Minimalist 3-condenser set for drum miking; includes two Cardioid and one padded Wide Cardioid mic in a compact flightcase.

3 3 × BT201
$2,129
Audio-Technica MB/Dk6 Audio-Technica MB/Dk6

Six-mic drum mic set, from “Midnight Blues” series. Includes kick, overheads, and three snare/tom mics (with rim clamps).

6 2 × MB 4k
1 × MB 6k
3 × MB 5k
$459
Audio-Technica MB/Dk4 Audio-Technica MB/Dk4

Four-mic, entry-level drum mic set from “Midnight Blues” line, with one kick mic and three snare/tom mics (with rim clamps).

4 1 × MB 6k
3 × MB 5k
$199
AKG Rhythm Pack AKG Rhythm Pack

Six-mic drum kit set, with kick, stereo overheads, and three snare/tom mics. Includes mic clips and case.

6 2 × C 430
1 × D 112
3 × D 40
$979
Mojave Audio MA-100SP Mojave Audio MA-100SP

Stereo pair of tube SDCs with Cardioid and Omni capsules, two-channel power supply, and stereo mounting bar, Includes flightcase.

2 2 × MA-100
$1,595
Cascade Fat Head II Blumlein Package Cascade Fat Head II Blumlein Package

2 2 × Fat Head II
$399
Cascade Fat Head Blumlein Package Cascade Fat Head Blumlein Package

2 2 × Fat Head
$349
Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Cardioid Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Cardioid

7 1 × DTP 640 REX
2 × LCT 340
3 × DTP 340 TT
1 × MTP 440 DM
$1,299
Telefunken M 260 Tri-Mono Telefunken M 260 Tri-Mono

Three-mic Decca Tree kit of M260 tube SDCs. Includes three pairs of interchangeable capsules, wooden mic cases, shockmounts, passive EQ spheres, a 3-channel power supply, and an oversized vintage suitcase.

3 3 × Ela M 260
$4,875
Telefunken 260 Field Set Telefunken 260 Field Set

Stereo pair of tube SDCs optimized for field recording. Includes mics, capsules, cables, a compact 2-channel power supply, and a battery pack.

2 2 × Ela M 260
$3,275
Telefunken 260 Stereo Set Telefunken 260 Stereo Set

Stereo pair of M260 tube SDCs with a 2-channel power supply and six pairs of interchangeable capsules. Includes shockmounts, wooden mic cases and an oversized vintage suitcase.

2 2 × Ela M 260
$3,275
Avant CDMK-4 Avant CDMK-4

Four-mic, drums-only set with Avantone’s purpose-built dynamics for kick, snare, and toms. Includes rim clamps, shockmounts, and oversized vintage suitcase.

4 1 × ADM v2
2 × ATOM v2
1 × MONDO
$425
Shure PGDMK6 Shure PGDMK6

Six-mic drum kit set from Shure’s lower-cost PG line, with dynamics for snare, kick, toms (2), plus a pair of pencil condensers for overheads. Includes three rim clamps, six XLR cables, and a hardshell plastic case.

6 1 × PG52
3 × PG56
2 × PG81
$499
Shure PGDMK4 Shure PGDMK4

Four-piece drum mic kit with three snare/tom mics and one kick mic, from Shure’s PG series for stage and project studios.

4 1 × PG52
3 × PG56
$311
Shure DMK57-52 Shure DMK57-52

Four-mic drums-only kit with Beta 52A for kick plus three SM57 for snare/toms; includes rim clamps and carrying case.

4 3 × SM57
1 × Beta 52A
$536
Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7

Premium 7-mic drum kit set, with Lewitt’s best mics for kick, overheads, toms (3), and snare. Includes rim clamps and isolation mounts.

7 1 × DTP 640 REX
2 × LCT 340
3 × DTP 340 TT
1 × MTP 440 DM
$1,699
Lewitt DTP Beat Kit 6 Lewitt DTP Beat Kit 6

6 2 × LCT 140
3 × DTP 340 TT
1 × DTP 340 REX
$899
MXL Kick & Snare Kit MXL Kick & Snare Kit

Minimalist two-mic set with dynamic for kick and high-SPL pencil condenser for snare, with shockmount. Includes compact flightcase.

2 1 × A-55 Kicker
1 × 606
$299
MXL Studio Drum Kit MXL Studio Drum Kit

Six-mic drum kit set with dynamics for kick and two toms, plus pencil condensers for snare and overheads. Includes overhead shockmounts plus oversized flightcase.

6 2 × 603S
2 × Cube
1 × A-55 Kicker
1 × 606
$1,100
Heil Sound HDK-8 Heil Sound HDK-8

Eight-mic drum kit set with Heil’s best dynamics for kick, snare, hat, toms, overheads. Same as HDK-7 with one additional tom mic. Includes compact flightcase.

8 2 × PR-30
2 × PR 22
1 × PR-48
3 × PR-28
$1,652
Heil Sound HDK-7 Heil Sound HDK-7

Seven-mic drum kit set with Heil’s best dynamics for kick, snare, hat, toms (2), overheads (2). Includes compact flightcase.

7 2 × PR-30
2 × PR 22
1 × PR-48
2 × PR-28
$1,535
Heil Sound HDK-5 Heil Sound HDK-5

Five-mic drums-only mic set, with one kick and four snare/tom mics. Heil’s entry-level kit; includes soft storage pouch.

5 4 × Handi Mic Pro Plus
1 × PR-48
$772
MXL Club Drum Kit MXL Club Drum Kit

Four-mic drum kit set, with dynamics for kick and snare and a stereo pair of pencil condensers for overheads. Includes carrying case.

4 1 × A-55 Kicker
2 × 606
1 × LSM-5GR
$400
MXL V67 Recording Kit MXL V67 Recording Kit

Three-mic kit for general studio use on vocals and instruments. Contains two pencil condensers and one large-diaphragm condenser, with shockmounts and carrying case.

3 2 × V67N
1 × V67GS
$800