Just for the record, I'm mainly a VO/post engineer. So I'm recording a project for some friends, and we're presently tracking drums. Been pretty happy with the sounds so far, but I'm wanting to tweak the cymbal sound a little. This drummer stays away from his hat a lot in favor of his ride, and often gets off the bell and starts driving it more into a crash sound. Problem is it sometimes gets a little "clangy". I'm wanting more sizzle out of the overheads. Here's the setup: Kick - Beta 52 Snare - SM57 4 toms (2 rack, 2 floor) - SM57, SM57, Superlux CM-H8B (LD condenser), Groove Tubes GT66 Hat - Octava MC012 Snare Bottom/Kick beater side - Blue Baby Bottle Ride - Octava MC012 Overheads - 3 Superlux CM-H8B I've been thinking of pulling the 3 overheads, picking up another SD condenser (probably a 451) for the hat, and using a pair of SD condensers in X-Y as overheads. I really don't want to create any phase issues using the 3 overheads. It's a physically large kit, thus the decision to use 3 OH's. It's been pretty difficult to build the overall drum sound around the overheads, since he's so cymbal happy. This is being recorded in the band's soundproof basement rehearsal space, so room mics really wouldn't be beneficial, I think. The desire here is very much an up front, in your face, powerful drum sound, so a good mix of the close mics is gonna be the route to go. The rest of the setup is very much on the "project" level, an 01V into a digi001. Wish we had some outboard pre's. So, there's the details. Bottom line - more "sizzle" and less "clang" out of my overheads. Suggestions?