I just read a terrific article – as in you should print it out and tape it to your wall – about drum mixing. Eric Ferguson wrote this article for Recording Magazine, and it is chock-full of really excellent mixing and processing tips for a standard drum kit. Recently, I wrote about EQ settings for kick and snare drums – Equalization On Kick and Snare Drums. The below article mentions EQ too, but goes much further, talking about setting up 2 stereo buses (see our article Creating Subgroups In Reaper and Pro Tools for what those are) to put different effects like compression and EQ on each.
I’m definitely going to be using these tips in the future.
Check it out here: http://www.recordingmag.com/resources/resourceDetail/130.html