I think I am onto it. Had a week here I can finally diagnose and tune up our drum kit, mic placement etc. So I got new heads for the Yamaha Tour Custom Maple shell kit. Tuned the tops up, bottoms a shade lower. Snare the opposite. This is what I read seems to work well. Bass drum I have done something funky. For attack I have bonded a thin dense neoprene rubber pad to the bass drum head. Using the plastic side of the beaters. This comes from my car-mat-on-foot theory. Put a thin condenser mic aimed at the beaters. And true enough sounds sick! For poof I have placed a mic in front of the drum in the standard spot. Now I can absolutely tune the attack and decay with precision. The rubber also dampens the drum head. pretty cool. One overhead mic and one on the snare. Now the snare I am having issues with. Sounds too rattly, and well buzzy. I need a new metal snare thingy, but also am going to put a rubber dampener on the head too see if that stops the buzziness. Any other tips?