thanks for taking the time to listen. Appreciate the comments.
Funny thing, I’ve never listened to PF. Apart from The Wall, I don’t think
I could name more than two of their songs. Not even heard Dark Side.
There is slight top-end roll-off on all the cymbals, but nothing to
write home about. I’m happy with the drums overall. I think any greater depth of 'verb could turn
the mix into mush. There is a lot going on (musically), so I think intelligibility is an issue.
I was looking for a controlled sound stage. But I left a degree of 'verb on the toms, in particular.
As to the cymbals, the straight crashes are “Fairchilded”, super crushed max time, and I think they
are fine. The splashes (of which there are quite a few) and the China should not
have a lot of decay, I think. Al Freisen used to say that I always had a fetish for cymbals,
which is true, so I’ve also had to ensure they didn’t splatter the mix too much.
Then again, it’s all personal.