Any tips on spicing up hihats?

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Any tips on spicing up hihats?

Post by eggnchips » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:14 pm

I'd love to give my hihat patterns that Radio Slave style edge.
Serrated and all that.
Any tips chaps?
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Re: Any tips on spicing up hihats?

Post by NeoMetric » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:41 pm

1) phaser effect to taste
2) saturator > HP filter in an Aux to taste
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Re: Any tips on spicing up hihats?

Post by v00d00ppl » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:10 pm

throw the hats into corpus and use the membrane presets and work wonders with that.

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Re: Any tips on spicing up hihats?

Post by swishniak » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:55 pm

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Re: Any tips on spicing up hihats?

Post by SubFunk » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:16 pm


on the serious side, filer, EQ, phaser, flanger, corpus, also some free stuff like the SPL attacker or Flux's bittersweet, or even chorus etc. can spice things up, experiment with plugs that screw sound... also try combinations... i like mainly aggressive filters, EQ a dash of phaser and a dash of reverb...
also i thing ohm forces free fromage filter can manage pretty good hihat sounds...

best is really to experiment around, especially with combos...
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Re: Any tips on spicing up hihats?

Post by funky shit » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:23 pm

Send it to a return channel, throw a gate in there, use the hat track to be the sidechain trigger, now wack all sorts of devices in there and adjust gate threshold to your fancy.

Can come up with some madness.

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