For about a year and a half, I've slowly been collecting different mics to mic my home drum kit. I was shooting for 7-8 mics total. This weekend I picked up the last mic I needed, a CAD M179. Most of the mics I picked up used on either eBay or local Craigslist. Here's the setup: Snare Top: SM57 Snare Bottom: Modified MXL 990 High Tom: CAD M179 Medium Tom: CAD M179 Low Tom: CAD M179 Kick: Audix D6 Overheads: (2) AKG c414 XLS matched pair For the toms, I originally was shooting for three Sennheiser MD421s. But at $380 a pop new, It was going to take a while to get them. Then I saw this video on the CAD M179, as a possible replacement. I was really impressed. These are really great value mics. Really versatile since the have different polar patters, high pass filter, and a 20 db pad. I paid between $80 and $130 used depending on the condition and accessories that came with it. I'm running all of these mics, except the SM57, into a Scarlett 18i20. The SM57 is running into a Warm Audio Tone Beast.