I'm using a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 interface, direct input from microphones, I have nothing else. I feel like I'm having a hard time with my SM57s on floor tom tone. I used my friends basic CAD mic set on a paid recording and I was even more upset, I asked him to bring his Sennheiser e604s.. I only have SM57's or PG56's for tom mics. I'm just feeling these 3 set's of mics I've used have really crippled the floor tom tone. I suppose the rack toms sounded decent with the SM57s on my kit, but not the floor tom at all. I really need some advice here for direct input use on tom mics. I wanna buy some new ones, I have a budget of course, I wanna spend at most $400 if possible for 3 mics to use. I was considering the Audix D2 / D3, I use the Audix i5 on my snare and I like it over the SM57 since I have no preamps other than the Scarlett interface's preamps. I also use the Audix D6 because thats what Glenn Frick suggested to use on DI only, I'm "meh" satisfied with it but I have nothing else to choose from.. I have thinking of getting the Sennheiser e604 set as well since it has the clips too. Of course with the Audix D2 / D3 I'd be buying their D-Vice clips.