Which sound do you use to make a closed hi-hat?
In rock music, the hi – hats are commonly struck every beat, or on beats 1 and 3, while the cymbals are held together. The drummer can control the sound by foot pressure. Use.
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Why do my hi hats sound bad?
If you push too hard on your hi – hat foot pedal, you will choke the cymbals, and this is a sure way to make even the best cymbals sound average. If there is too much separation between the two, you only get the high-pitched and somewhat piercing sound of the top cymbal.
How loud should my hi hats be?
The thing you want to create is a “nice even sound” as when your song gets mastered the low and top end will become much louder and much more defined than before. If you absolutely must have a volume level for your hi hats, I would suggest -20 db.
Why are hi hats called hi hats?
Hi – hats were so called because they were “high” compared to the then standard low-boy. The opening and closing resembled someone lifting their top hat.