I believe I have managed to get a pretty decent drum sound/mix for my current project. It's sampled sounds, played by a real drummer. I'm quite happy with Kick, Snare, Hats and the Cymbals. My only trouble exists with the toms. I got them coming in as a stereo sum (panning is OK IMO) but I have so far failed to get them to cut through the mix without cranking them to a level where they are totally overpowering. I have compressed them, added some gated reverb, put them into different "drum rooms" (reverb) and so on but so far nothing seems to have cut the mustard. This seems to be the only things that is really left between me and a realistic, great sounding kit ... Any advice that you senior cats can share ? Thanks in advance, MisterBlue.