I decided to investigation more in recording drum recording. I researched a recording technique called multi miking, which is when all the drums are miked individually, allowing technician to control drums with more detail for the balance, also the close miking gives a more immediate sound, which is used a lot in pop and rock. It is the same approach to miking the kick, snare and overheads, but you add more mics for the toms. Sometimes an extra hi hat mic is added as well, this usually happens when the snare mic is gated to improve separation.
To stop rattles, and buzzes, the drums need to be tuned and not in the same pitch as this will be enharmonic and buzz. It must be tuned in this sequence below to avoid damage to the drum head.
Another method to stopping reflections/ rattles is to dampen drums. Use of pillows in a kick drum for example and drum gel, which sticks to the drum skins. In my recording session I used a kick port, which dampens the sound and increases bass frequencies.
To achieve a different snare sound you can use a E ring/ Hoop on the snare. To get a snappy sound.
All of these 8 inputs placed in XLR sorts on to my US 1800. Phantom power being provided to the condenser microphones.