Anyone try Rode M5 MP as drum overheads? Thoughts?

Looking for something fairly inexpensive that could be used for decent recording quality…

Any other suggestions in that price range (about $200) would be great.

I’ve heard decent stuff about them in the past. I’ll do a little research for you in that price range!

Samson C02 and AT4041 are another 2 mic choices I’ve heard mentioned.

I also have a AT2020 and a MXL(something) that are big condenser overheads and won’t care much if they get damaged, I might try that even though it won’t be even on both sides.


If I remember correctly, I thought @dgarner was using M5’s? I could be way off. If that’s the case and he sees this, he’d give his opinion on them. I’ve heard decent stuff on those though. I think they’re a bit more price-wise, but I’ve had decent success with the ADK Odin mics as overheads also. They have a higher SPL rating, so they’re good on louder sources also. Just throwing that out there.