I have an important recording coming up and need to record a full drum kit and rock band live. I am limited with the amount of tracks and microphones I can use. I was wondering how important is it to mic up the hihats. I want the most detailed drum sound I can get and am using a full eight tracks on the drum kit alone. Is this overkill? Could I record the kit with less tracks with the same quality? If so how? I have tracks for Bass Drum , Snare , Three Toms , two overheads and one spare which I thought I could use on the HiHat. Is that a good idea?