My band is recording our second album, and for this one, we're eschewing MIDI drums for the real deal. We're a country/roots group, so we're not getting anything too complicated. I've done my share of drumming, so I'll be handling most of it. A lot of it is really simple--rim clicks and such. We've got a couple of tunes that would benefit from a little kick drum, and I was planning on using my home-made, piezo-based stompboard to fill that role. It was a good idea: with the snare mic'ed in one channel, and the stompboard (through a wah pedal to lower the tone), would go into another channel, and never the twain shall meet--anyone who's recorded drums knows that eliminating bleedthrough between drums is the holy grail, and I thought I'd hit it.
The problem--my stompboard is picking up the snare, and LOUD. It might as well be a microphone, except it sounds like it's coming from a well--piezo's don't make good mics. I've got the board up on some magazines to insulate it a bit, and it didn't make the least bit of difference. Any one have clue on how to get this done?