I am mixing something that has poorly recorded drums and bass (don't ask it is not my fault). I'm wondering if anyone has any good strategy to get the most out of this kind of situation. Basically, I can EQ the drums to get them sounding decent, but the cymbals spill over way too much into the snare, tom, and kick channels. Also the kick, even EQed to an extreme doesn't really have a very good sound. Does anyone ever substitute in sampled drums within a recorded track? I am thinking of putting in a separate kick track to see how that sounds. Does anyone have any techniques for this kind of situation? Also, the bass sound is pretty good but I think must have been only recorded DI and compressed. I want to try and give it a little more depth (or whatever). EQ of course helps but does anyone have any cool ways of getting a heavier sound? Thanks folks.