I had the CAD 7 piece just like the above... the band ended up using them on the amps since I got an SM57 & an Audix D6. The D6 is just wonderful on rock applications... little to no EQing. The CAD kick mic needed alot of work in Cubase so we ended up using it on the bass amp. Im still using the mini pencils that came with the 7 piece as my overheads but Im already set on either an Oktava or MXL 603. The MXL is really attractive with the oktavamod modification... the sound files in the oktavamod website sounded really nice but oktava's tried & tested... at least by other professionals. lol. Btw, look into the TASCAM 1641.. it's what Im using & works with no noticeable latency on my 6 year old laptop.