I'm starting a recording business: http://www.myspace.com/shapestudios In the past I've mainly just recorded myself (I did record this one metal-ish band, but they weren't very legit), but this weekend I'm going to be recording this other metal band (Btw, no, I don't have a thing for metal. I would much rather record prettier simpler music, but so would the other recording studios apparently...). Anyways, with the gear I have, drums might be complicated. Mics: RODE NT1-A Shure SM57 Audio Technica DR VX1 Preamp: ART Tube MP Project Series Interface: Tascam US-144 Audio/MIDI Interface And: Roland TD-6V Electric Drum Kit Logic Studio 8 My problem with drums is that I only have one preamp, so I can only really use one mic at a time. Basically my idea for recording drums is to: Do the kick, snare, and toms with MIDI using the Roland TD-6V Electric Drum Kit, but put the drummer's cymbals by the electric drums and mic them, then go back and have the drummer play each cymbal by itself doing them one at a time too. Soo... I have hilariously simple questions after such a long explanation: Should I use the nt1-a as the "overhead" and the 57 for the individual cymbals? Or just use the nt1-a for both? (Oh, and the room is a big, open, finished basement, with a nice firm carpet and a big couch at one end, my house has soundproof windows, and it sounds fantastic to me, if that's an important thing to know.) And, would the mono cymbal overhead get in the way of the vocals, bass, and kick in the mix? I'm only asking in advance because I don't know how much time I'll have with these guys so I want to be prepared, and I don't own cymbals so I can't just try it myself. :/ And if you have any better suggestions, feel free to tell me.