We just replaced our Roland Vdrum set with an accoustic drum set. Everything is fine except I can't get the same punchy bass sound from the kick drum. The mics we are using are Shure DMK 57-52 drum mics (a complete package of mics). On my console I can see the input levels of the kick is much louder than the vdrums were and the channel volume is pushed much louder as well. The kick drum is heard, but not anywhere near what we want. I would like to stay away from EQ as much as possible, but I do want that tight punch that we had with the Vdrum kick.
The mic is currently placed just inside the sound hole on the front of the kick with a +9db EQ at 80Hz.
What am I missing here?