It never occurred to me before to use a large diaphram condenser on a snare drum until I saw someone doing it in a music video. Previously I had used SM57s almost exclusively. So I tried using an AT4040 through my RNP and was pleasantly surprised with the results. This was for a raggae song and it resulted in a nice full tone. Had a nice sound for rimclicks in particular. Not sure I would do this other genres and if I did I would likely have to use a different pre as the 4040 sends a strong signal even with the 10 db pad activated so I was on the absolute lowest gain setting for the RNP. Anyone else using a LDC on snare drum?