Reply To: Mixing percussion and cymbals (hi-hats, ride, etc)
Great question and great answers and tips – good work!
One thing that might be worth adding on is pitch.
In that although often topped with lots of un-harmonic partials / overtones; something like a ride still has a fundamental pitch to it based on its diameter. If you create a really tight parametric curve +12db and sweep around, you might find the ‘note’ of the sound. Making this either in tune (unison) or musically relative to any snare harmonics and also other music in the track is worth looking at…
– Also subtle sidechain with your kicks and snares can bring a groove to life.