Audio brand audio-technica takes care of your live and recording sessions with 4 drum packs for any location. At the 2019 NAMM Show, the audio experts showed us their four packs, all curated for any drummer's needs in any musical setting. To be honest, all are quite the pro bundles up to reasonable price levels, depending on what you are looking for. The diversity in the packs makes it easy to choose the one you need, depending on the gig you play most often.
Drummer and audio expert Gary Boss from audio-technica gives you the best 2-minute rundown on the Pro- and Artist Series drum mic bundles in the video below. Both series have packs of 4 or 7 microphones. Below the video is all the info on the different mics included in the packs.
Pro versus ATM packages The naming of the four available packages might be a little confusing. Where audio-technica brands the Pro-packs as starter packs, the ATM-packs are the actual ones meant for professional use and will bite your wallet quite a bit more. Nevertheless, these packages are a solution for any drummer - even when you only want to experiment with sound, recording, or even sampling.
The more expensive ATM pack feature mics of better quality and better design. For instance, they are better at reducing sounds from the sides and rear, they have better isolation towards the source and feature a gold-plated XLRM-type connector.
The Pro-Drum4 includes
for bass drum: PRO 25ax Hypercardioid Dynamic microphone
for snare drum: PRO 63 Cardioid Dynamic microphone
for toms: two new PRO 23 Cardioid Dynamic microphones
two drum mounts
street price: $249
a PRO 25ax
a PRO 63
three PRO 23's
for overhead/cymbals: two AT2021 Cardioid Condenser microphones
street price: $399
The ATM-Drum4 includes
for bass drum: ATM250 Hypercardioid Dynamic microphone
for snare drum: ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic microphone
for overhead/cymbals: two ATM450 Cardioid Condenser microphones
street price: $499
for toms: three ATM230 Hypercardioid Dynamic microphones for toms