An acoustic hi-hat is a complex instrument in its own right. Handy Drums’s variable hi-hats utilize the full range of sampled hats from tightly closed to closed, 25% open, 50% open, 75% open, and 100% open, for both tip and edge sounds.
Despite these 12 types of articulations, multiple dynamic ranges, and round robins, you can seamlessly switch from one to another using only TWO notes and a CC4 controller.
This approach streamlines something that was previously more of a time sink of assigning notes to each articulation.
– COMPUTER MUSIC
The instruments played nicely with my Roland e‑kit, and the hi‑hat mapping is nicely done, providing plenty of control over the degree of closed/open status of the cymbals.
– John Walden, SOUND ON SOUND
The variable Hi-hats alone contain over 700 samples!
In addition to variable hats, standard open/close/foot hats are also included for better compatibility with GM drum loops. As a bonus, included is foot splash hi-hat articulation on B1.