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Jeff Macdonald

    Hey Guido,

    I think the room sound you got was good. I would get enough cable to make sure you can place a mic anywhere you want in your room - you can't stretch cable to0 easily ;).

    As for the ORTF overheads, those gave you a nice stereo image and that's all that matters. I prefer spaced pairs myself, but that's just a personal opinion. I like to get my drum sound from my rooms and OH with close mics blended to add weight and snap to the sound. I would stick with whatever is giving you the best results but perhaps experiment first to see if there is a better way, just make sure the OH mics are equidistant from the centre of your snare drum to get a good image.