This is more of a question for Steve because I see him using this setup most often than any other engineer I know of, but obviously anyone is welcomed to chime in.
I see when recording drums you often use a M/S or a Blumlein setup in front of a kit, along with a pair of delayed ambient microphones. The technicalities and reasons have already been discussed on this board( http://www.electricalaudio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=32
), but I did have a couple questions that maybe you wouldn't mind explaining further.
Do you tend to use the ambient mics and the front stereo mic(M/S, Blumlein) together in a mix, or is one usually chosen over the other to complete a picture? Does one usually take precedence over the other? I'm assume it depends on what the song calls for, but was curious what usually works best for you?
Lastly, do you ever delay the front stereo mic, or perhaps delay both setups? I guess I'm basically asking what your drum fader levels might sometimes end up looking like in a typical rock mix. Seems people are usually more drawn to learn about the gear, but I think the technique is just as important, if not more.
Just something I was curious about and wouldn't mind trying one day when I get a room thats worth capturing.