Me and my band Last Souls Alive (http://www.myspace.com/golastsoulsalive) We are going to record 2-3 demos 14th of January. Now I have a question about drumrecording. We want to have really good recorded drums. Me and everyone in my band thinks that good drumsound is critical for a song. If a song does not have good drum sound it sounds simply $*^t. Lots of the new recordings I hear today...the drums are so compromised, I mean that they are somewhere way behind in the "soundpicture" and not "surround sound" or anything. I want drums to sound like in Nirvanas "Nevermind", or pink floyd or Red hot chili peppers. They all have the drums way upp high, and the whole drumset is with "surround sound". With surround sound I mean that the whole kit is panned across right and left speaker. Now just a few questions...is everything in the drumrecordings paned? I mean that the Hyatt is alittlebit to the left in the speaker etc etc. Is the snare drum RIGHT in the centre or somewhere else? For example in Nirvanas - Smell like teen spirit...Where are all the things PANed? Because I dont know how the studio is going to be...they mostly have experience of heavy metal bands which often go with very compromised $*^t drum sound. So I wanna stand over the soundman/producer/whatever and tell him exactly what I want. The demos you can find on my webpage; http://www.myspace.com/golastsoulsalive are all done by me in my home. I have an electronic drumset Thank you for your help!