Right so I'm finally getting into the live drums. Room isn't great, and I'm considering building a semi-sound-proofed, decent room to track in. Its a garage. Anyway, I was wondering if you guys could help me with my mic'ing techniques. Of course, at the end I'll hopefully be able to upload a bunch of awesome samples. I'm using: Pearl Brass Freefloater Snare, 14" (SM57) Export Drums (Beta52 on kick, thats all for now) Various (good) cymbals. Unfortunately most of the heads are pretty old.. I/ll get em replaced soonish.. Pics are coming soon, but for now here are some samples: raw and 'mixed'. There aren't any overheads, because, long-story-short, I only have one overhead mic atm. So just focusing on getting my kick and snare top notch. http://files.getdropbox.com/u/324723/KickRaw.mp3 http://files.getdropbox.com/u/324723/RoomRaw.mp3 http://files.getdropbox.com/u/324723/SnareRaw.mp3 http://files.getdropbox.com/u/324723/Roughly Mixed.mp3 Would appreciate input from anyone who's good/experienced at tracking drums - any advice: drum setup, tuning, heads, mic'ing technique, etc. is very welcome. I really wanna get my snare sounding better.. its kinda tubby, kinda dull and has a lotta bleed (me trying to move the mic away to make it less dull).