Finally got my 9x13 inch tom. Still debating on the tunings. for the toms they are tuned as follows: 3G, 3E, 3C, 2G#, 2E, 2C. Not liking the 3G on the 8 or the 2C on the 16. It sounds good but one seems too low and the other too high. Snare is 3F and bass is 1E. May try to get the snare to a 3E and use a standard for the drum sizes: 3F, 3B, 2B, 2G#, 2F, 2D. Funny thing, I have visited many drum sites on the tuning subject and it seems that those that question what notes to tune too are ridiculed. WTF? How idiotic is that? The trick is to find a universal tuning such that it is not way off for most keys. Perhaps it does not really matter but may sound better if the drum set is in a complementary key to the song I am playing too.
Have all of the mic's. Will need to get one more as I found the RODE NT1 sounds great as a room mic on the drum set. Have not jumped on the mixer yet but may get that on order today. My Tascam DP-32SD is limited to 8 inputs for recording. Bummer, I need 12 minimum. I did a preliminary sound test with the mics but had to remove three of them to get the condenser mics on board. (two floor tom mics disconnected as well as the snare). Actually sounds good with the overheads and one room mic off to the right side. https://soundcloud.com/user-353100000/drumswav
Made a few changes to my setup. Now I have the mics mounted to the bottom of each tom. Snare mic is still on top. The overheads and the two condenser mics should capture the attack of the batter heads and the mics mounted to the bottom on the resonant side may get more snare wire. I did this previously without the condenser mics and it sounded just as good as when mics were placed on top. Also changed resonant head on the bass drum (returned to the stock head without hole). Sounds louder now. May need a pillow but for now will have to see how it turns out. Had to retune it as it was not where I wanted it. So much more to learn.... soon enough I will be recording again (good, bad or ugly as this is just for fun anyway).