Audio Technica AT2021 – $79

Recommended for acoustic guitar, piano, and drums

audio technica at2021

The Audio Technica AT2021 is a small-diaphragm microphone. Small-diaphragm mics are known for their precise and detailed sound.

The AT2021 is a bright mic! It’s great as overheads for a drum set or for right over a cymbal.

It’s also a great mic for a warm larger-bodied acoustic guitar that might need a bit of brightness to liven it up.

This mic is even great to use as a room mic for drums or for use in a recital or concert hall.

A small-diaphragm mic is a great option to have, but be sure you have a dynamic or large-diaphragm mic first!