How To Equalize The Hi-Hat In Audio Mixing


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Equalizing the hi-hat

The hi-hat is the timekeeper of the drum kit, and depending upon the player and the arrangement it can be a signature of a song. Let's look at how we can EQ the hat to make it sound clean and crisp. First thing to remember is that, all hi -hats don't sound the same and that's because of the thickness. Usually studio players tend to get really thin hi-hats. And those sound clean and crisp and usually really good under a microphone. But the problem is they never last if you play live with them because they break and that's why most players will have heavier cymbals.

Now the heavier cymbals will last a lot longer but they don't sound nearly as good under a microphone and tend to clang a little bit. So we can help that with a little bit of EQ. So let's listen to what that sounds like. Concentrate on the hi-hat because we'll hear the entire drum kit. (Music playing) Let's listen to the hi-hat soloed. (Music playing) So take notice of the leakage there.

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Equalizing the hi-hat
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Equalizing the hi-hat provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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Audio + Music
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