The rugged, elegantly designed ATOM TOM microphones EXCEL in live sound situations as well as in the recording studio. Manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability. The ATOM tom mic is custom voiced to yield a fat, big sound that often requires no EQ at all! Because of the special voicing on the ATOM it also is fantastic on djembe, large congas, and bass amp cabinets. The included PRO-KLAMP drum rim mic mount is superb in allowing a confident positioning of the mic while inhibiting the transfer of unwanted vibrations up into the mic. This isolation allows for professional results without the need for tripod/boom stands. While it was designed to withstand the rigors of live stage gigging, it is the first drum rim mic mount that will reliably work in a pro-studio situation. This makes the engineers' job easier and insures that the mics will stay in place where he positions them.