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Quiet Cymbals for Recording Dynamics Plugins
Old 31st March 2010
Gear Maniac

Originally Posted by Xspringe View Post
Thanks for all your suggestions! I've talked with the drummer about it, but it's that only gets him to temporarily play his hats quieter and they tend to creep back up in volume as the session progresses. It also seems to go at the expense of his playing. He's more of a live drummer so recording him is quite the challenge. I am feeding him a mix with the hats boosted quite a bit but that doesn't seem to make a huge difference.

I've heard more comments about the Paiste's being quiet, so maybe I'll try those as well.

Does anyone here have experience with recording the drums and cymbals separately? It sounds like a great idea but it also feels like it might kill some of the natural playing style.

This is usually done for heavy compression reasons.
Old 2nd April 2010
Gear Nut

I've been able to track down some early 70's New Beats which I'll be testing shortly.

This is probably a long shot, but are there any Dutch people here who happen to have Sabian HHX or Paiste Sig/Dark Sig cymbals? I'd love to test them out here in the studio so we can do a little cymbal shootout.
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