so my friend went and found this used compressor mic for like $40. he told me muciansfriend.com has it for $60, but i don't know what it is called. anyway, i was pretty scheptical about it's ability to even sound as good as our sm58 (we use for vocals), but man was i wrong. this cheapo mic sounded so good, and was so hot, we were picking up noise in other rooms of the auditorium we reocorded in! not only that, but we also did a light jazz drum track for a project christmas album, and we snare,hat,cymbal,bassdrum all from just booming the mic.... in one take.... on one track! anyway, i'm happy now.