i take all the metal off, leave the lowpass filter off (all the way clockwise) and set the highpass filter to just past midday.
set the individual Vol to about 60 percent …
adjust the main Filter Freq upwards and the Filter Width downwards … use subtractive eq on a high-mid band with the 1band eq …
set the gap and dec to quite a low value
use the Accent track set to about 2 (not 8 as the default value is … adjust with the large selection wheel) and put one or two trigs maximum
use two tracks one for Closed Hihat and one for Open Hihat …
then record a 1-4 bar pattern into an economically sized clip in Ableton
then adjust the Pitch in fine cents, i lower it by about 19-21 cents.
and that is the key to getting those delicious sounding TRX Kit Hi Hats sounding fabulous, and in-tune properly with the track in production/exploration.
making that fine tuning adjustment (either in Ableton or the Octatrack) seems to make all the difference for me, going from wondering if the hihats are slightly too high in pitch for the synths and bass, to saying “yes, that is sounding pretty switched-on and in-tune”.
if working in Ableton, when in the clip view, i might select Command-4 to go into unquantised edit mode, set the metronome click on, and slightly adjust the start point forwards, ever so slightly, zoomed right in, and listen to how it “grooves” with the staccato metronome. if the clip “grooves” with such a stilted tapping meter, then it will groove with anything, pretty much.
note: if command-4 is pressed outside the clip edit window, i think it sets the record-triggering quantised mode to “off”, so that isn’t desirable … if anyone tries this double key press and then recording triggering becomes unquantised to the next bar, that is what happened.