Hey guys thanks so much for the info, i appreciate it, and so do my partners :o) So the large diaphram(RODE NT2) worked to get that fat body, and fullness, ran through the amek pure path(designed by neve)..tuned that snare down pretty low...and it's rockin. Also used a picolo...and after tuning that down a bit..it had great attack, and great body(weird), without reverb. It's 4am and the session is still going! We are way excited at the sounds we are getting. Yall should try out that d6 audix, it rocks my world(ran through the avalon 737sp)...mmm and those grace channel strips..so sexy. ;o oh and pro tools hd3 accel...that's sexy too thank all. brian.