My situation exactly. We had a good sound team in my church and our lead pastor (himself a musician) hated electronic drums (we don't need to go there right now, do we?) so all drums were 100% acoustic... volume was an issue. Occasionally nowadays our bass player tell me she can't hear my kick - and I am working on making that louder in my physical mix without pounding the rest of the kit. Occasionally I will mic the kick drum and run it through a bass amp - works VERY well. Great thread here, too!After 20+ years of playing in churches, fighting with church sound guys, choir members, and praise team members, I'm having to "unlearn" playing quietly. I've grown overly-sensitive to volume which isn't a terribly bad thing, but every other drummer I watch is not terribly sensitive about volume, and it has been requested of me to play louder overall. Granted, I'm not talking about arms flailing around, but primarily just a solid commitment to a note. I feel like being really overly sensitive is something I need to "unlearn" a little bit and start laying into the notes a little more, and it's more challenging than I thought I'd be. Also, I'm terribly boring to watch IMO.
Have you had to unlearn something from your playing just so you can relearn it?