Hi all, I am gonna record an indie rock band soon and I am not sure how to mic the drum kit. I want the drums to sound like Franz Ferdinand, Interpol or The National. Here's two excerpts from songs I like: 1. Franz Ferdinand: Darts of Pleasure http://www.file-upload.net/download-2029965/darts-of-pleasure.mp3.html 2. Interpol - PDA http://www.file-upload.net/download-2029971/Interpol_PDA.mp3.html I've read that the drums in Darts of Pleasure were recorded using only 4 mics, so I started experimenting with 4-mic techniques. Do you think this is the way to go or would you rather record the drums in the traditional way, close-micing every drum + 2 overheads? Here's a link to a recording I recently made using 4 mics. I think the drum kit sounds decent, but the cymbals are a bit too loud. Plus I don't like the sound of the snare drum, but that's another matter. Is there a way to make the cymbals less loud? Tell the drummer to hit the cymbals less strongly? http://www.file-upload.net/download-2030038/ernst_recb_beat2_norm.mp3.html Thanks for your advice!