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Prog rock guitar instrumental -- trying to go for a larger drum sound. How did I do?

Hey All,

This is my latest composition that I recorded over the last week. As usual, I mixed it on headphones.

In contrast to some of my earlier recordings, I though I'd try out a different drum kit (courtesy of EZDrummer) and tried to sharpen my programming skills. I quite like the sounds -- seems quite 'live' but would be interested to hear what other people think.

Does it work?

Compositionally, the track is a mix of 5/4 and 4/4 time signatures.

Getting that slammin' drum sound

Up until now I have relied on sampel drum sound, but I want to start recording real drums, since I just got hold of a Tama Artstar and a Gretsch snare drum. So my question is how to go about this with the gear that I already have (I might be willing to invest 400-500£) gear list:

Focusrite Voicemaster
Soundtracs MRX 24 ch MIXER
Soundcraft Studio 24 ch MIXER
Behringer COMPOSER x 2
Behringer ADA8000
Emu 1820 (Audio Interface)

Shure SM57 + SM58
Studio Project C3
2 uidentified (but simular) capacitator mics