LDC's can sound great on Toms, try a Mono OH style setup sitting above the front of the kit. Pair that with a nice XY or spaced pair and you can get a really good representation of the kit. I recently was doing pre-production for the band and got a pretty good kit sound with just a single RM700 as my OH and an Opus 99 for the kick drum. A little high shelf and it was good to go!
Do not attempt to compress unless you have a decent monitoring setup. A limiter can help to prevent clipping should something happen, but always be conservative with gainstaging for drums - I often leave 12 or more dB for when the drummer REALLY warms up.
Borrow decent headphones, listen between takes - do short bursts until you think you're happy with the sound. Record. Stop. Listen. Adjust. Record. Stop. Listen. Repeat until you're happy.
Why don't you just knock it off with them negative waves?