Originally Posted by Drumsinhisheart
I use ONLY two Earthworks T30 mics (w/jecklin disk - homemade) on my large set-up, with two sennheiser e614 on bass drums. The overall sound field is so realistic it is literally like listening back from behind the drums. I cannot say enough good things about the Earthworks. We began recording with two Rode NT55 for overheads on a smaller kit. They sounded really authentic, but didn't perform as well up higher over the big set. After a lot of reading and research I went for the Earthworks. Couldn't be happier. We also use an Audient preamp with them.
I'm not familiar with the Earthworks T30 microphones, but I have used the M30, which are omni direction microphones. I'm also very familiar with the Earthwork QTC40 microphones, also an omni microphone. If you have an exceptional room they can work as overheads to pick up the entire room, which omni microphones will do. The bass drum is usually the exception with a configuration such as this.