Sometimes you may want a brighter snare drum sound to standout in the mix. If you EQ some top end into the overheads it can bring out the brightness of the snare drum. This can much easier than only using an EQ on the snare microphone. I like to think of all the microphones on the drum kit working together to create one complete sound.
Drew Puzia is a multi-award winning Mix Engineer at SoundBurst Studios in Las Vegas. Drew is certified in Audio Engineering from the world renowned Berklee College of Music. His experience spans over three decades in the music industry and he has recorded and mixed countless musicians in many genres of music.