Finally cracked it. My drums sound great!
After recording a whole bunch of bad sounding drums over the last couple of years I finally got a great sound. I decided to to it properly from the ground up.
After reading up A LOT on gearslutz about recording drums I decided to cut no corners that could be avoided. Here's how I did it.
Room- wooden florors, hi ceiling, large and irregularly shaped.
Drummer- jazz trained, consistent hitter,geat time and a nice guy.
Drumkit- Pearl masters, tuned really well along with Z and K custum cymbals
OH (spaced pair)- Avenson st0-2's => dav bg1 pre =>apogee psx100 24bit 44.1k\
Kick -d112 just inside front skin sound hole => buzz audio ssa 1.1 pre => digi 002
Snare -audix i5(great mic!) => buzz audio ssa 1.1 pre=> digi002
snare bottom - sm57 =>digi 002 pre
room mic- tlm 103 into digi 02 pre.
002 clocked to apogee psx 100.
excuse rant but just needed to share. Drums came out 3d and huge, with no brittle cymbals and a snare so punchy that it refuses to be burried in the mix.