David, I sent you an e-mail with my PT8 session file attached as well as an explanation of what I did with the drums. Seeing the session file will tell you more of what I did than anything else. I have no idea if you got it or not. Maybe some kind of problem with e-mail.
Anyway, if you or anyone else would like to download my session file, you can get it at the link below. There are two zipped files. One is for PT 5.1 to 6.9 and the other is for PT 8 (PT 7 should also work with the PT 8 file).