The Earthworks SR25 was designed specifically for drums.
The Earthworks SR25 has a brilliance that is ideal for percussion, Leslie, guitar and brass. The Earthworks SR25 is a real performer and has an excellent price/performance ratio. Earthworks cardioid microphones are unlike all the rest, as they have patented near-perfect cardioid patterns. Sound across the entire front hemisphere is remarkably uniform and they are flatter at 90 degrees than most microphones are on-axis. This results in uncolored off-axis rejection for recording and greater gain before feedback for live sound. They effortlessly handle up to 145dB SPL while simultaneously revealing subtle details that other microphones mask.