I dunno how old this thread is... hopefully not too old for more replies.
Anyhow, I have the SSD 2.0 kits, and I have used them for some hard rock tunes.
I haven't used the 3.0 or OWD kits before, but I love the drum sounds that Ethan Johns gets on pretty much any of his stuff... Especially Ryan Adams' "Heartbreaker" on Come Pick Me Up. His Kings of Leon drums on Aha Shake Heartbreak are cool too. At least I think so. Also, Ray Lamontagne's album "Trouble"
Would either of these accomplish "that" sound easily?
The drums on those records just sound stellar to me. And timeless. I have access to tons of gear and ok rooms, but I can't seem to get the Ethan Johns mojo from the kit. I know part of it's in the writing, but his rooms sound really special to me as well. Nothing I can ever accomplish in my facilities with the mics and kits and hands I have access to, but I would have a HUGE market of young musicians flocking to me for business if I could get these kinds of drums. Err... well huge... Where I'm from.