There's been a lot of talk about drum recording lately, and it's been interesting reading about how people go after the modern sound with each drum miced individually and (ideally) popping out of the mix. But how were drums typically miced on the recordings of the 60's - James Brown, Atlantic/Stax, Motown, Beatles, old-school Nashville, 50s Jazz? Maybe it's just my age showing, but when I'm doing live audio I just put an sm57 on the snare, a D112 on the kick and a couple of overheads. (I just got a pair of NT5s and put them up in the recorderman configuration - best OVHD sound I've ever gotten.) With the kind of music that I do, I like the way that simple mic technique sits in the mix. I know it's not what is expected now, especially in heavier genres, but I like it. As far as recording goes I have not done much with drums, but I've been trying to improve by getting the better OVHD mics and now working on my room rather than go to a setup with a dozen mics. Just wondering how they did it back in the old days.