Shure Beta 98D/S by beau_mckee
The Beta 98D is a relatively new microphone designed by Shure.
It is a mini condenser microphone designed to excel on toms, snares and percussion instruments. Because they are still relatively new, these microphones have somewhat flown under the radar but have found a regular place in my studio excelling on tom duties and also for live use.
The 98D has a great amount of articulation, punchy lows and plenty of clarity in the higher frequencies. The super small design of the microphone makes getting into tight places a breeze around the drumkit, and sounds fantastic on toms, floor and snare drum. The clip mount design is sturdy and durable, and allows for tight precision positioning. This microphone handles rejection beautifully, which is a big point score in my books. The shure Beta 98D also takes nicely to drastic eq if the occasion arises.