Signal Chain: 2 Overheads (Cheap Nady's) into preamps of cheap Behr*(&(*& mixer, mixed as the main signal. 1 Kick Mic (Cheap Nady) into DBX pre-amp (heavy compression) into line input of Behr(*&$ mixer, mixed to taste. 1 Room Mic (AT2020) into DBX pre-amp (moderate compression to taste) into line input of Behr@#@^% mixer, mixed to taste. Pan overheads hard left/right, and room mic and kick mic center. I only have 2 inputs from my AD into my DAW. In the box: Track 1 - Drums Left (mono) - roll off everything below 200ish. Track 2 - Drums Right (mono) - roll off everything below 200ish. Track 3 - Drums Stereo (summed to mono) - roll off everything above 150ish. (would definitely play with those EQ settings) The goal is to get a stereo spread of the drums, with individual kick control. I would use the room mic to help thicken up the overheads, using the parellel compressed room mic, while the summed stereo to mono EQed kick track giving me a kick track. Any thoughts about this setup? Obviously I know my ears are boss, its the drummer and the drums, but also just wanted to run this idea by you guys for any input, advice, or potential pitfalls before I try it. In a previous thread I got a great response from I believe Davedog saying to add the room mic, but sum all of the overs and room to one track and the kick to a separate track. I got a nice clear and strong signal from all sources, but I miss the natural stereo spread. Thank you for any anticipated help! On a side note, working with this minimal gear is restrictive at times, but has also forced me to think "outside the box" (get it?) Necessity certainly is the mother of invention! - Mike NEW LINK AFTER SOME TWEAKS! NEW LINK OF FIRST DEMO OF THIS METHOD!