Neumann KM184 MT Cardioid Microphone
The Neumann KM184-MT may come off as a little deceiving, considering it’s just a small-diaphragm condenser microphone. But make no mistake, this device is built to handle the extreme power that the snare drum naturally produces. Its overload capacity extends out to 138dB SPL before creeping into the red. Its transformless microphone circuit offers a clean and direct sound, with smooth frequency curves. Best of all, if you’re looking for a mic that can wear multiple hats in the studio or onstage, the KM184 is a great choice. In addition to superbly handling the sound of the snare, it can also be used to record percussion, cymbals, brass instruments, acoustic guitars, and more.