Set: DW Collector's Edition with Remo heads 18x22 Bass - evans inked front (with port), black suede power stroke 3 4x14 Snare - black suede ambassador top and black suede snare side 9x12 Tom - black suede ambassador top and bottom 11x14 Tom - black suede ambassador top and bottom Room: Large Classroom 20x40x18 Hard Tile Brick Walls Fiberboard Dropped Ceiling Lots of random things like desks and computers and pianos and some sound panels Style: Mix Some kind of 70s elton john, john lennon, bob marley and the wailers, modern day indie, some rock and funk, maybe like cake or bill callahan, sometimes get a bit heavier like chad smith of the rhcp Current Mic Choices: have them now (1) Shure Beta52 - dynamic (3) Shure Sm57 - dynamic (3) Cheap Nady Tom Mics - dynamic (1) Cheap Nady Bass Mic - dynamic (2) Rode NT5 - small condenser (1) Rode NTA1 - large condenser (1) AT2020 - large condenser (1) Shure sm58 - dynamic Future Equipment: getting in several months (1) Avantone CR-14 - ribbon (1) Presonus Eureka - preamp channel strip Questions: Here we go! What mics should I use on the top and bottom of the snare? How should I mic the bass drum if I wanted to use on inside and one in front? Should I mic the hihats at all? What choices do I have for the room? What should I use the ribbon on? What mic should I use the preamp on? How should I space the overheads? XY or just spread? Thanks for all of the anticipated help!