Choosing drum mikes for live performance can seem daunting at first. With so many different choices, it's hard to know which mike is the right mike. It's important that drummers choose the right mike because good drum sounds don't simply impact a player's tone, but they also inspire performance. The better a drummer sounds, the better he or she will play. Here we layout the four different types of microphone setups for live performance, including frequency charts for each mike and basic miking knowledge.