I use ATM25 on kick and toms, was using SM57 on snare but still experimenting on this one. Aim each mic at the top heads Tone Quality: Medium attack, balanced sound; Suggested Microphone Placement: In double head toms… Aim each microphone at top drum heads. For the price of an added Shure SM57 on your kit, you can get far better recordings. Tom-Toms. Tom-Toms: One mic on each tom, or between each pair of toms, 2.5 to 7.5 cm (1 to 3 in.) The SM57 is a popular choice of musicians due to its sturdy construction and ability to work well with instruments that produce high sound pressure levels, such as percussion instruments and electric guitars.The School of Audio Engineering (SAE) recommends the SM57 (along with other makes and models) for four roles in a drum kit: kick drum, snare drum, rack toms, and floor tom. My drummer has an Audix D4 mounted inside each of his toms, and a D1 inside the snare. above drum heads. Suggested Microphone Placement: One SM57 on each tom, or between each pair of toms, 1 inch (25 mm) to 3 inches (75 mm) above the heads. Beyer … On double head toms, you can also remove bottom … As well as our editor’s choice product, we will always recommend the Shure SM57 for toms … Plus, if you don’t want to use the recording, you don’t have to.