Although we typically provide guides to our readers on finding the best microphones out there, today we wanted to kick off our series of “How To’s” to help you actually use those nice mics you’ve purchased! Today, we understand miking a drumset can be tricky, and the setting in which you are miking the drums plays heavily into the proper mic setup. Whether you’re miking drums in a live setting, a garage, or a home studio, this guide should provide some useful tips for getting the best sound possible. There are hundreds of ways to mic drums, here are the ways I have found to get the optimal sound, organized by drum type. If you have any further questions, feel free to comment below, otherwise, happy drumming!