Hi, I am from Hong Kong. I will record drums for a hiphop/rock/funky band next week. I have to decide which mic to buy very soon. I used to record drum with 10mics and I hope to stick with it (kick x2, snare x2, toms x3, OH x2, plus a room mic). Below are the mics that I hope to decide with the tight budget I have got: ------------------- Kick (big lo sound) - D112 or D6 Kick (mid/hi skin sound) - beta91 or D2 or sm57 or beta57 Snare (surface) - sm57 or beta57 or i5 or beta98 or D2 Snare (bottom) - sm57 or beta57 or i5 or D2 OH - AKG Perception 170 or Audix f15 or Audix ADX51 Toms (hi) - D2 or sm57 Toms (floor and mid) - I am pretty sure to stick with audix so I am not gona post it here. Room - I have to stick with my c2000 as I don't think I won't have budget after buy above mics. ------------------- I already have some mics, D112 x1, sm57 x1, beta57 x1, beta98 x1 and a AKG c2000. I do not mind to skip 1 or 2 old mics if the tracks can sound better in the result. I prefer not to buy duplicate mic though, if not necessary, as I hope to try out more new mics, esp the audix mics. One more thing is that, besides recording this band, I record rock/metal mainly, which I hope the new mics are suitable to me in future. Please share, which mics you prefer to choose in above list? I have got like 700usd-800usd. It will be great if you can share your comments or suggestion as well!! peace.