The samson drum mic set seemed to be cheap and decent in quality, at least from the few reviews I`ve read. But hey I`m open for suggestions, the Akg mic I was thinking about was the AKG solidtube, but I havent decided yet. I also think the røde røde ntk2 is a good contestant. I would appreciate recomandations of other mics. Neumann is light years away from my budget. I`m also bying a drumkit, bass guitar and amp and lets not forget monitors. alesis seems to have a fair price set called the mkII. and last but not least I will pick a pair of shure sm57. but again I`m very thankfull for comments or views on my objects.