Have you seen this video where Gavin Harrison make a song adding cymbals? It's called 'The Cymbal Song". I firmly recommend it. I'll embed it for you.
The mix was very good I used noise gate, compressor and EQ of Logic X on all of the cymbals. The compressor have options to choose between different types of compressors, I was experimenting a little bit there. The FET ones were more crispy, the VCA ones more solid, the vintage weaker and darker and so on. It's good that I'm realising between the difference of each compressor. I feel like my ear is getting much better. I hear as well how crucial is the work of a compressor. It gives a lot presence to the sound, it's like polishing any sound, maybe sometimes it doesn't work but I've beed doing great things today, I can control how wide I want the dynamic range, lengthen the tail of a sound, control the transients, etc. I even left 2 cymbals without using compression and the difference is crazy, they sound so weak and distant.