Matthijs Ament wrote:I think it is useful that the cymbals and hihat are not picked up by the mic's.
Everything is picked up by the mics, but your experience is subject to your individual setup and positioning. In my case, the hi-hats and ride sound wonderful in my headphones. I have two mounted toms and two floor toms, and the only drum that is noticeably lower in the mix is my last floor tom, and that is simply due to the fact that it is furthest away from the mics. The sound pressure in a free field is inversely proportional to the distance from the microphone to the source (I actually studied recording engineering back in the 80s and one of our Acoustics class textbooks was focused entirely on microphones).