Hi all, I've been experimenting with drum replacement lately, using either Drumagog or a VST freeware plugin called KTDrumtrigger in conjunction with Battery 3. Now that I've stumbled across a few problems I was wondering if anyone could tell me how the pro studios get those polished, in-your-face kick and snare drum sounds that are clearly the result of triggering or drum replacement. 1) How do I get clean enough close-mic tracks to use for drum replacement? This is more of a problem with snare drum recordings than kick drum tracks. Usually you get a lot of bleed from the kick drum on the snare drum mic, so that the quietest snare drum hits (ghost notes, fills) are quieter than the bleed from the kick drum. This means that if you set the threshold for triggering so low that all snare drum hits are correctly triggered you will get a lot of false triggers from the kick drum. 2) Are trigger mics still being used these days? I would imagine that if I used both a normal mic and a trigger on a snare drum I would get a good audio recording as well as a clean midi track I could use for drum replacement, giving me full flexibility over the drum sound. 3) Are multi-layer samples generally preferred over single-layer samples for kick and snare drums? 4) What are the currently most used drum replacement plugins? Is Drumagog still state of the art? Thanks!