rat- my way of mic-ing i didn't get from anyone. i just figured it would be better, since i have a lot of drums and cymbals, to spread it out and toss the snare a bot to the left since it is anyways as i play. realistic but from the drummers perspective and angles. works well if someone like air-drumming, cause you can go across in the same way the drumm does, say on fills and such.
other than my 2 centered - center toms, and a couple of my centered cymbals, all the rest were far right or far left. nothing inbetween, so i figured the snare and hi hat are pretty hand in hand for beats.
the bass being on its own in center. a seprate mic for bass always seems better than sharing it with any other centered mic. with my mixer.
my 2 left toms and my 3 right are on stereo, 2 mics l and r inputs.. whereas my bass, center cymbals, center toms, and snare hihat only have ony one input but i can put them l or c or r.
inputs 1 -2 -3 -4 are one input mics. 5-6, 7-8, -9-10 have 2 inputs but if you pan either side the other side suffers in less vol. unless, which i do on 9 if i put it soley on 1 and only use one input then i can pan anywhere but one less mic.
hope that isn't too confusing