Seriously, I've seen countless articles on proper drum micing and different techniques, but I feel room mic placement just gets a brief mention most of the time. I'm lost. I have yet to record a decent room mic track. Most of the time it has an ugly sound (like a gated reverb) or full of cymbals and no punch (needing to EQ to compensate, but it's still far from ideal). So my question is, post some of your techniques, and go-to methods. What works for you? Of course this depends on your room, but it might give a good starting point. Are you placing the mics in front of the drums? In back? 6 feet? 20 feet? Different room? Spaced pair, X-Y or ORTF? Bright mics? Dull mics? Ribbon? Condenser or dynamic? What helps you decide where to position them? What are you looking/aiming for? What makes a good (drum) room sound track for YOU? Thanks!