I just started checking out some of those songs on the cambridge site. I did a quicky of “streetwise revelations”. The drums were one big mess of bleed but there are ways to clean them up
to get cymbals out of the snare mic there is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR3mKXORiiw
then there was the kick drum pretty strong in the snare mic also. Dunno how hip you are to sidechaining but you can set up a compressor on the snare and have the kick signal coming in as the sidechain to try to duck the kick out of the snare track.
What I did was to duplicate the kick track and move it back some milliseconds…I forget how many, maybe 20-40?? I then used THAT kick track as the sidechain and played with the release on the compressor to get it sounding decent. of course I disabled the master send on that kick track so it didnt sound in the actual mix
any little bit that you can get that junk off the snare track helps a ton. even a few db. That way you can have a bit more control over the snare itself without having lots of confusion coming in due to the cymbals and kick being affected
Same with the cymbal track etc, naturally it had tons of snare on it but on that I just more or less used a hi pass filter and moved it high enough to get rid of most of the snare.
They should have just labeled all the mics “room” because thats what it sounded like anyway lol