What is the best way to set up drum mics during pre production? Mainly, what order to set them up in? I am thinking that it would be good to get the overhead mics and kick drum set up first to sound good. Or perhaps even the room mics. My thinking is if the stero image is poor from the overheads, and the room mics sound poor, the entire recording will not sound as good. Basically work from the outer layers to the inward layers. Once there is the best possible overhead/room sound, begin to add in the close mics. Toms, Snare, Hi-Hat. Top snare head before bottom. What do you think? Does it matter? How do YOU do it?