Currently I am using akg c1000's as overheads, sm57s rim mounted to the snare and toms, akg d112 on the bass drum, and another 57 under the snare positioned to also get the front of the kick, with total of eight channels. When I record with the group I am playing with, I drop the tom mics, and play with just the overheads bass drum. We record live all at once, I only have a channels in my system. Now that I have explained my situation, I am looking for advice on upgrading/changing my system for better results. I am a seasoned musician, but a novice to recording. As overheads, I'm not very excited about the sound I get with the c1000's. So I've been researching which mics to get for overheads. The obvious choice for the price seams to be 2 sm81's. And then going up from there, c414's, and earthworks tc25/drum kit system. Looking at the earthworks drum kit 3 mic system, I'm thinking It might be the way to go. And now the thing is, I do a lot of live recording with full bands. Earthworks makes two versions, a live sound version and a recording version. Do you think the live sound version would be better to get? Anyone have any advice/ comments? If possible, if anyone has any experience with earthworks microphones, 3 mic systems, recording live with a band, etc, I would appreciate it. Mics I'm looking at, are sm81's, earthworks, akg 414, and blue baby bottles.