I've recently recorded a band who loved the mix, but the drummer was unhappy with the snare sound. Now he's a big guy, with a big kit, and his playing is solid but funky. Very Bonham influenced. Anyway, when we initally discussed the sound they wanted, it was all about getting a huge sound from the kit. In the mix I gave the band, the drummer wasn't keen on the snare sound. He said he wanted to hear the snare when he hit the kick drum. he wanted all the buzzes and rattles in there. He does a lot of ghost notes, band he wants to hear them a bit clearer. Now I'd used an expander on the snare to cut out any bleed from other drums, and to help give it a huge sound after I'd cranked up the compression (waves plugins). I've taken the expander off, to give his drums a more natural sound, but I don't like it. It loses all the power, the snare seems to lose it's clarity. most of the ghost notes and buzz-sounds are on the bottom mic (I miced it top and bottom with SM57s), but turning that too high just sounds awful. What would you folks suggest? I want the ghost notes higher, without ruining the overall snare mix. I had a really nice sound before. Also any tips on how to improve my mic placement to better capture these sounds woul dbe appreciated, because although it won't help me with this mix, the band want to use me again so it'd be good to know if there was anything. A pain in the ass, these drummers.