When you listen to a song for the first time, what jumps out at you immediately? Very rarely are you going to pick the cymbals, and that’s 100% intentional. So when your clients listen to something you’ve mixed and the cymbals catch their attention, it’s probably not a good thing.
Cymbals are consistently a fickle issue in your drum mix. There are so many variations in size, material, frequency makeup and even shapes that they’re nearly impossible to treat in a way they deserve.