Re: Miking Drums; where to start...?
I just thought I would chime in here based on some recent observations. My son's band has played 3 times at a place here in Atlanta (Smith's old bar) that is well know for their professionalism and live sound. The first 2 gigs they did they put a mic on everything and it sound great, but last night they went with a set up just like described below, 1 kick, 1 snare, and one overhead, The sound again was spectacular--and maybe even a little "crisper", if that's an appropriate adjective. The 3 mic setup definitely works!!!!