Drum & Mic

Drumming is more than just keeping the beat. Discover how the pros keep things locked down. Refine your practice routine. And learn some important miking tips and tricks. Shure has got you covered right here with articles, video tutorials and more.

Afrika Green

Refine Your Routine with Afrika Green

Is your timing up to the task? Are your chops a bit choppy? Work on your warm-up and perfect your practicing with these useful drumming tips from AFRIKA GREEN.

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Bang it like Bonzo

Bang It Like Bonzo: How to Get John Bonham’s Sound

Big kits and even bigger hits: Few drummers can match the enduring impact and appeal of JOHN BONHAM. Learn how to sound like the Led Zeppelin legend.

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In-ear monitoring for drummers

Ending the Volume Wars: 5 Reasons for In-Ear Monitors

On-stage volume wars can get ugly fast. Fortunately, in-ear monitoring is here to help keep the peace while improving your drumming performance.

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Drum miking

Mike It Like the Pros

Miking drums is both an art and a science. Lock down your sound with a few tips and tricks from some of the greatest drummers of all time.

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Mumford & Sons drum tech

Busy As Folk: Wrangling Drums for Mumford & Sons

Drum techs have plenty to do with just one kit to worry about. But MARK ‘WIFF’ SMITH wrangles FOUR sets of drums while on tour with UK folk-rock heavyweights MUMFORD & SONS. We caught up with him between daily cymbal polishings.

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Ash Soan gets social

Tweeting to the Beat: Ash Soan Gets Social

ASH SOAN has played in front of huge crowds keeping time for lots of big-name stars. But his biggest audience is his 200,000 followers on social media. The DRUM MASTERY 2019 judge explains why drummers should get online.

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EQing drums

EQing Drums: Winning Hertz and Minds

A master chef with a mixing desk, UK producer Jay Stapley explains the ins and outs of EQing drums.

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Drum Mastery jury member Shiguang Cui explains what made him a drummer

Drum Mastery jury member Ash Soan about his life as a drummer (part1)

Drum Mastery jury member Takashi Kashikura about his life as a drummer

Professional drummer and Drum Mastery jury member Taylor Gordon aka The Pocket Queen about drumming and mic placement.

Tobi Derer explains how to choose and place your drum microphones the right way

Shiguang Cui provides insights into proper drum miking technique

Professional drummer and Shure Drum Mastery 2019 jury member Ash Soan about drum sound and mic placement

Jury member Takashi Kashikura from Japan about mic placement and drum sound

Jury member Taylor Gordon about her career and life as a musician

Jury member Tobias Derer from Germany has come up with 14 guidelines on “How to make it as a Musician”

Professional musician and Drum Mastery jury member Shiguang Cui from China provides some exclusive insights into his life as a drummer.

Shure drum mics

SM57

SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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Beta 57A

Beta 57A Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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SM81

SM81 Condenser Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms, Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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PGA98D

PGA98D Cardioid Condenser Drum Microphone

Snare & Toms

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Beta 98AMP/C

Beta 98AMP/C Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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Beta 56A

Beta 56A Snare/Tom Microphone

Snare & Toms

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SM94

SM94 Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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Beta 98AD/C

Beta 98AD/C Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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Beta 98A/C

Beta 98A/C Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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PGA52

PGA52 Cardioid Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone

Snare & Toms, Bass drum

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PGA56

PGA56 Cardioid Dynamic Snare/Tom Microphone

Snare & Toms

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PGA81

PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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KSM137

KSM137 Cardioid Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms, Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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PGA57

PGA57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Snare & Toms

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Beta 181

Beta 181 Side-Address Condenser Microphone with interchangeable capsules

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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PGA181

PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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Beta 27

Beta 27 Instrument Microphone

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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SM137

SM137 Professional Instrument Condenser Microphone

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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KSM141

KSM141 Dual Pattern Instrument Microphone

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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KSM32

KSM32 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Charcoal or Champagne)

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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KSM44A

KSM44A Large Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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SM27

SM27 Professional Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Cymbals & Overheads, Hi-hat

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Beta 52A

Beta 52A Kick Drum Microphone

Bass drum

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Beta 91A

Beta 91A Kick Drum Microphone

Bass drum

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