I'm a newish convert to IEMs - they work great at a gig at which we mic everything up. But at small gigs or when we rehearse it's too much hassle to mic everything, and I especially find the lack of drums into the mixer a bit of a problem. I can hear myself well (guitar and vocal) but sometimes struggle to keep tight with the drummer when he's being quiet.
So I thought I might get an omni-directional mic for these situations that I could point vaguely at the drums so it would pick up enough to feel real. Wouldn't matter if it picked up some guitar/bass etc as well I guess but would be great if it could catch some kick and cymbals as well as snare without getting fussy about positioning (e.g. I might just clip it to my mic stand).
Anyone have and suggestions for a suitable mic for this application? I guess I have a ballpark cost of say 50 to 100 quid in mind, if a half-decent mic can be had for that. (One that didn't need phantom power would be good in that it would be more versatile, but I usually have access to phantom power so this is not a hard constraint.)
Grateful for any suggestions...