SM: I had a chance to try some different Audio Technica mics that I had not used before. One was the AT 5040, which has four connected rectangular diaphragms…. really unusual. Sounds great on vocals and acoustic guitar. Cardioid pattern condenser. The other mic is the ATM450, a fixed side-address mic that works perfectly for hi-hat… I bet it would be a great choice for other cymbals too… and so easy to use in a drum kit. Wonderful!!!