Worked on a mix for a few hours this evening and I'm definitely not that satisfied with it but I feel as though it's a decent foundation to start making changes from. Suggestions?
One major issue I'm having is the hi hat bleed in my overheads. It's always been a bane of almost every record I do and I still haven't been able to solve it... the hi hat just CRUSHES everything else coming through the overheads and is so harsh its unreal. I've recently been doing an xy configuration with a pair of c451b's right over the kick between two crashes (approx 2 feet above the cymbals themselves). I've built an 'isolator' box packed with foam that I stick around the back half of the hi hat to try and kill some of it but it still dominates my overheads to the point where I want them down so far that cymbal hits then won't be heard. Even with automation it hasn't been fixed either. With the style of music it's pretty essential to have a very dominant kick and snare cutting through as well which I don't think I've full achieved...
Other thoughts? Any critiques are very welcomed and encouraged... rip it apart and help me build from scratch if need be! Still learning and trying to get everything right so all advice would be great! Thanks in advance!