Hi-Hat Definition

Hi-Hat Definition

Audiotent Tip 384. Hi-Hat Definition.

Cutting the high frequencies from a hi-hat seems like a counterintuitive idea.

However, hi-hat samples can often be over-processed and contain too much fuzzy top end.

One way to fix this is to round of the frequency at the very top end.

Use a low pass filter around 14-18kHz until the hi-hat regains definition.

This technique may also work for snares, rides or cymbal crashes.