harsh hi hats

Discussion in 'Hi-Hats' started by stupidfatandugly, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. I use reason sample drums and I have noticed that my hihats are really clanky and it sounds like the drummer is hitting them as hard as they can.
    I want more of a hissing sound.

    since, I record the MIDI on an instrument track then bus it to an audio track, I am wondering if I need to lower the volume of the drums as it is coming out of the keyboard, or if I need to bring the REASON fader down, or if there are other tricks to getting your hats to hiss.

    I want the sound they use in reggae or jazz. not heavy metal which is what I'm getting.

    anybody?

    I read somewhere about editing your MIDI notes but I don't know how to do it. what would be nice is a way to take every MIDI hihat note and bring it's velocity down.
     
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Umm... Use a different sample?

    If you were on real hats I'd suggest putting a spring in between the hats that _just_ lets them float more on each other, you can get the same sound using your foot but you need some feel for it.
     
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Remember the old adage "If you want something done right? Do-it-yourself." So, if you want a better high hat? I guess you'll have to record one your self? Recording drums is easy. It only takes one microphone.

    I'm really dead and don't know it.
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  4. really?! I had a hell of a time trying to record a snare drum one time.

    just couldn't get it to sound right. I think that my biggest problem was that I just didn't know how to tune it properly

    and I don't have the best rhythm

    but I did learn how to adjust my parameters in REASON and I took away some of the attack and added some res filter

    now it sounds better. I'm still going to have to make some more adjustments though
     
  5. Greener

    Greener Guest

    "just couldn't get it to sound right. I think that my biggest problem was that I just didn't know how to tune it properly

    and I don't have the best rhythm "

    Lol, sampling crap gives crap samples.
    However, you don't need rhythm to make drum samples. One hit is enough. Unless you're talking about loops.
     
  6. I'm pretty sure he was replying in regards to Remy's advice to record real drums...not samples.
     
  7. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Remy said to record samples of real drums?

    "I guess you'll have to record one your self? Recording drums is easy. It only takes one microphone. "
     
  8. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    Greenah says da trufe.
     

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