Lately I'm re-listening some of the The Roots albums as well as some acts from electronic scene who use acoustic drums like Nerve. Songs like YouTube - The Roots - The Next Movement YouTube - The Roots - You Got Me ft. Erykah Badu YouTube - The Roots - Concerto Of The Desperado jojo mayer / nerve (first song, middle section) I'm interested how audio engineers manage whole audio processing. What are the guidelines how much to process overheads and close mics? How to choose to which effect assign to which mic? I've heard that in some of records there wasn't a lot of after editing; drums where recorded with all the fxs? What's the secret to make acoustic drums so processed-loop like(other then drummer with perfect timing ? One thing is to edit or process seperate drum samples, other- real acoustic drums. I have heard that they love studios with smaller spaces to get less natural reverb and often use ribbon mics on fairly muted piccolo snares. But other then that, it's hard to find any info.