On my first big recording project, I've already screwed up (a bit). The drums are all tracked, and sound pretty damn good, if I do say so myself -- with one exception. The snare was top-miked only, and because of that, the sound of the snares is almost completely missing. The snare drum sounds almost like a very high-tuned tom. There's a fair amount in the overheads, but I don't want to rely on that, since it smears the imaging (and besides, the levels don't match up, so I'd end up with super-hot cymbals if I did it that way). I'm looking for a way to fake the sound of the snares, _without_ triggering and using a sample, since the drummer plays with a huge amount of feel on the snare. I've had reasonably good luck using a short, gated, noisy reverb (FreeverbToo15 on the "Snare!" setting is good, because it has so damn much white noise in the short tail), but that adds an ambience that I can't match on the rest of the drum kit. Makes it sound like the snare was recorded in another room. On another forum, someone suggested that I put a monitor on top of a snare, adjust the playback level until the snares rattle, then miking the bottom and mixing in the pure snare sound. That sounds like it would work fine, but geez, what a bunch of work. (I've got 14 songs that need fixing. Yeah, I should have caught it earlier. Whoops.) I've got plenty of time, since there's still weeks of tracking to finish. Nobody's paying for my time except me, since it's my home studio and my band. FWIW, I'm using Cubase VST 5r6 on a PC. I'm looking for ideas. Got any?