Im an audio/video student in northern illinois, my band is tracking drums for our demo and I just wanted to see what kind of advice everyone could throw at me. I plan to close mic toms/snare/kick (2 mics on kick, a bd mic near the outer rim and an sm57 near the beaters to get the "click" that us metalheads love) and then doing x-y micing for the overheads. a couple things i'd like to know... 1. advice on gain levels for tracking 2. how you like to mic your drums 3. what to do after tracking I've done probably 10 or 15 recordings before and they turned out decent. I think it would be good to get advice/input as if I was a complete beginner however. Anything and everything you have to say is appreciated. thanks.