As for the “iron” (cymbals), there is a place to accelerate. They help to make different accents in the mix, to make it more rhythmic, to embellish it dynamically.
The basic drum kit includes: “hi-hat,” “rider,” and “crush.”
“Hi-hats” are a pair of medium-sized cymbals placed on a special stand, and are designed to highlight rhythmic units (soles). In a drum kit, it is positioned on the left side relative to the drummer. Sound extraction is done with the help of the hands and feet.
“Ride” is the little brother of the “hi-hat.” The sense of it is similar. But the principle is different – it is a larger cymbal, located on the right side of the rig.
“Crash” is a cymbal that makes an explosively loud sound. It can be of different thicknesses, diameters, and materials. Accordingly, they may differ in timbre as well. “Crash” in the installation is found as one or more. These cymbals are considered a consumable for drummers, as they break more often than others, given the force of the blow on them. But on a budget it is not a cheap treat.
Of the “iron,” there are a lot of additional cymbals that not everyone uses. These are “splash”, “china”, “pang”, “thrash” and others.
The sounds of the “iron” are captured in the studio by several microphones: some capture the cymbal itself, others capture the “room” – the general sound of the room where they are. On stage, one microphone for each cymbal is used.
Among the favorites on the drum “iron” market we see Zildjian, ISTANBUL, SABIAN and MAXTONE.
This is the main thing that is important to know about acoustic drums. Every musician has his or her own perspective on drum selection. This is the moment when it is better to think and properly search for your sound, your drum kit.