I've got a very good drummer coming in three weeks to lay down some drums to a scratch track I've prepared. I've got a pretty good room (16 X 23 feet with a ceiling vaulted from 10 to 13 feet) and the following mics: 2 X SM57 Neumann U89 2 X Crown CM700 Rode NT4 stereo AKG D112 2 X Audix D4 The kit is a nice Gretch 4 piece. I can only track 8 analog tracks at a time, but that shouldn't be a problem. We're going to experiment a bit, but what do y'all think of this as a starting point: Kick - D112 Snare - SM57 Rack Tom - D4 Floor Tom - D4 Oheads - CM700s or perhaps Rode stereo Room - U89 Undersnare - SM57 Preamps - Demeter HM-1 stereo Mackie 1202 pre-VLZ MOTU 896HD preamps I could also bail on the undersnare for a hi-hat mic, or for a beater side kick mic. Or I could go for stereo room mics... It may seem that other than my Demeter pre, I am skimpy on the preamp side, but frankly my ear hears mic difference a lot more than I hear pre differences (I borrowed my neighbor's API pres and couldn't tell a big diff), so there you have it. What do y'all think?