How do I mic a flute for live & recorded performance? I have several Shure mic's to choose from SM57, BETA57A, SM81, SM94, SM98A as well as their available clips for drum & sax.
You can see which microphones we recommend for different instruments by looking at our selection guide at: Selection Guides
You can find out information on how to mic a flute in our online publications "Microphone Techniques for Music - Sound Reinforcement" and "Microphone Techniques for Music - Studio". Both of these publications can be found at: Educational Articles - Online booklets and bulletins
The main thing is to trust your own ears. There is no one correct way. Try different mics and positioning and pick the one you like.