I have never mic-ed up my drums! We usually play smaller venue's (about 50-150 people). Currently we use a Mackie system! 8 channel mixer and 2 Mackie loud speakers. Works great for vocals but now I want to mic my kit. I have a TAMA Super-Star custom 6 piece (10,12,14,16,22 and 14" snare) and a CAD Drum-mic Pro kit that comes with 4 Dynamic mics, 2 Condenser mics, and 1 Bass drum mic. I know they are probably not the best mics for drums out there but that's what I have to use for now. I was thinking on buying a Mackie 1801 powered sub for some bottom end from the bass drum. Our singer thinks we will mess up the loud-speakers running anything but vocals through the loud-speakers. Should I use a separate PA system for my drums or get a bigger mixer and run the vocals and the drums out of the same system? Or am I Totally on the wrong track all together? And will I need some kind of compression pedal or box?