You really oughta experiment for yourself. Try putting one mic in your bass drum, and then one mic over the center of the kit, about two drumstick-lengths up pointing down. You should be surprised what a great sound you can get with just that set-up. Most of my recordings I do with just those two mics and it sounds great.
Hey guys and gals.
So I was wondering...do I need a third cymbal mic for hi hats? I mean will the overheads pick it up and if so , do you guys think that I would still be better getting the full chick-a-chick anyway?