Lately Ive been kinda struggling with overheads in the mix. I mean I get pretty good results, but I want to take it to the next level. How the heck do guys like Bob Rock, Colin, Andy, etc. get their cymbals so bright and shimmery and smooth without being harsh? I mean, when you listen to the cymbals on the black album, theres such a long, smooth sustain probably compression and probably partially all those room mics. I dont know, whenever Ive tried to compress overheads, it just brings the hats out even more, which is not what Im going for, so I usually take it off. And EQ-wise, do you guys have any general starting points you usually gravitate toward (besides filtering)? Sometimes if theres an annoying, harsh overtone in a cymbal, Ill notch it out, but then things feel too dull. I dont know, I just wanted to strike up a conversation about this and see if anyone has any general suggestions or tips that youve found work for you on a fairly regular basis.