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    How do you guys deal with cymbal bashers. I just got this guy who smashed the crashes on every 1/4th beat of every song, then when he actually wanted to emphasize the cymbals he hit them mega hard but there was little volume change and the tone actually sounded WORSE.

    The thing is, on certain rare parts where he played the cymbals in a normal fashion the drums as a whole actually sounded okay, even the cymbals. When we were listening to the mix and it got to one of those parts he actually said "whoa, that sounds good", then the cymbal bashing came in and everything sounded like crap and got all phasey and thin again.
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    I just tell them to stop hitting the cymbals so hard.

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    Oh believe me I did. The problem is that he is playing fast stuff and that's how he's used to playing it.

    Any like mic positioning or any tips if I can't get him to not hit them so hard?
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    can you make a singer sound better if he/she screams into the mic? tell him to get his shit together. if that does'nt work, sedate him via a dart and blow gun while he's playing. he probably won't even notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIEFCASEMANX
    The thing is, on certain rare parts where he played the cymbals in a normal fashion the drums as a whole actually sounded okay, even the cymbals. When we were listening to the mix and it got to one of those parts he actually said "whoa, that sounds good".
    Play that for him again and tell him that's how it sounds in real life. If he wants to sound good, that's how he's got to play. The fact that he's stuck in a bad habit is not an excuse not to break that habit.

    There's nothing you can go to mke him sound good until he sounds good.

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    ive read off this board that makeing the cybmals further away from the drummer helps, or if that doesnt work try lighter drum sticks??

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    Wait till he cracks his cymbals, that'll teach 'im.
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    Get a small crash cymbal that fades away very fast, and use a dynamic mic maybe?

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    Tell him you want to record cymbals seperate so you can get a cleaner sound. Remove all cymbals from the kit and have him play with no cymbals. Then one you have the drums tracked go back and have him do the cymbals as listens to the rest of the tracks. Maybe then you can get him to back off since he won't be playing any drums. If he still screws it up maybe you could have someone else add the cymbals once he is gone.

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