The other thread was getting so bloated, I thought I'd start a new one. I've been reading with interest all the tributes to Recorderman's 2 drumstick overhead configuration, but have been kind of set in my ways about drum recording for a while. Finally, on a session today I thought I'd take the plunge and revamp everything I ordinarily do. In addition to RM's overhead configuration (I used MC012's) I replaced all the dynamic mics on the toms and snare with large diaphragm condensors, except for a 57 on the bottom snare. (Using whatever odd mics I had left over that had a pad - 414BULS, 414EB, even a C3000). Another new wrinkle to my usual method was I just got an API 3124, which I used for both snare mics and the overheads. Plus this was my first chance to use my new Lucid GenX6 with my ProTools 24 Mix+ system. Given all the new variables (positioning, mic's, clock), it may be hard to precisely determine which factors affected the sound the most - but I can say that the session captured the most slamming drum sounds I have ever recorded. I now have a new M.O. when it comes to drums, thanks in no small part to RecorderMan. I might also note that in the past I would typically be running a bunch ofplug-inswhile tracking - compressors, eq's, reverbs - to tweak the sound of the kit. Except for a couple of outboard compressors on the kick and snare, this time i was able to record everything totally flat - and the drummer thought that it was by far the best drum sound he had ever heard from my studio - even better than the finished mixes that he had played on. I'd like to also note that one of the Rack Toms was close mic'ed with a 414EB going to a Daking Pre and then direct to PT (no compression). In combination with the overheads (and a Royer room mic) the drummer was so blown away by the sound that he admitted playing that Tom far more than he ever would normally. The problem is I may be forced to find a couple more EB's and Dakings to match that sound on the rest of the Toms!!! Any drawbacks? Maybe only one: the stereo image from the overheads is not like what I am used to, but by panning the close mic's, I can probably get whatever I need. Anyway, just another testimonial from a new convert.