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Kick drum EQ

So, what is everyone's favorite EQ's for kick drum???

The SSL E242 eq's are one of my favorites..... there's something about that bell shape....
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I've been really impressed with the original daking's eq... and the headroom on those pre's kick so much a** for drums!!!
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Crane Song Ibis has been good to me when the band has the budget.
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560 combined with digital eq to get rid of resonance.
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For kicks:

SSL,GML 8200(my favorite),560B,Pultecs and lately when a Pultec is not around the MP EQ.

Basically any EQ's that don't have a lot of phase shifts.
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I dunno... maybe because it's the latest toys in the rack but I keep going back and forth between the EQ on the "Quartet II" and the "EQ-2NV"... but the Manley 'Massive' has worked as has the GML 9500

API's usually don't suck, and the Chandler LTD-1 is sometimes the ticket... but lately I've been on a Great River and Pendulum jag
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I love the Dakings for drums (EQ and Comp btw)

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CLM Dynamics expounder... this thing can turn a shitty kik into a powerhouse. Fantastic problem solver and all round EQ.

API 560- swiss army knife EQ.... seriously underated!grudge

Neve 1073.. not good @ sorting our shitty or problematic kiks but nice for the low mid scoop cos of the wide Q

focusrite ISA.. nice mid range point for a bit of attitude

Pultec of some variety if the kik is great sounding, if from the outset the kik is golden an doesnt need much work.. things only get better from there if they are around!

Liked my Wunder when we did a quick trial of it a few weeks ago. Wide and musical Q, little or no phase shift. even @ full tilt it sounded great. I think this may be the closest i have experienced to the famed Helios 'FBAAF' Full Boost At All Frequencies. I think there is a little bit of helios in the Wunder, so i think that there is some kinda similarity in design and application.... Mike?

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Mostly Neve 1073 + Transient designer (with Focusrite 215 as the cavalry if tuning and adjusting padding fails us)

on mixdownin PT its URS (+ Sony as the cavalry if extreme 'notch out' is required)

I used to go back out to 1073 + Dbx 160 for kick AND snare but lately it usually just L Vox that take a trip through outboard on my mixes these days....
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Wiggy

anyone is bringing Wunder into Australia?

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Track and mix with Vintech X73i. Maybe the occasional problem solving with UAD Cambridge or sweetening with UAD Pultec.
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I forget the number but I use an old Urei graphic eq for kick. Great big output transformer sounds great on kick.
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Might catch hell for this but I've been using a SPL Vitalizer Classic.

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I like the sound of the SSL black E series eqs. I also love the channel eq on the Midas Venice, the low shelf adds a great rich low to anything. In plugin land, the Sonalksis is good.
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currently its the toft atc-2 for me..... but thats mostly because its what i have available. it does do the job though...
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I either use an 560 or a Pultec. Maybe the SSL eq if that's what I'm doing



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it's not exactly a "slutty" piece of gear, but I find that a old Ashly 15 band graphic can give me what I want on a kick when nothing else can. (but I still wanna get some API 560's to see how they compare....the gear lust never stops.) Rick
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I've been really impressed with the original daking's eq... and the headroom on those pre's kick so much a** for drums!!!
my 52270b lives on the snare. I usually track with the pre and use the eq in the mix. For kick I use the 9098. If you can't get a sound with it, you can't get a sound.
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Lately I have been using either the Amek 9098 with the EQ (Great EQ for drums) or a Midas XL42. In fact, we are just about to put in 6 channels of XL42s to live on the drum kit. Those things rock. I tried the URS API stuff and now I know what my next big purchase is going to be. The everything bundle.

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I agree about the Midas stuff..I have the Venice and the eq is really nice for the $$.
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My usual setup is a 560B or a newer 560.

I also think the 560 is underrated ,but I love em!

If I need to EQ the kick it's generaly my 1st choice .
(for rock that is..)


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Wunder Audio on Kick drum

Wiggy,

I totally agree with your choices for the kick. Have you gotten around to try the Wunder on some more kicks since that first session?
What we have found is the the Wunder smokes our Olympic era Helios Console on kick and about everything else so I never considered that there is any relationship. Our Helios modules have the large Lustraphone transformers. The Helios seems a bit polite and therefore needs on many occasions a full boost. The Wunder will get aggressive with only a small ( a 1/4 of the boost/cut range ) boost. The cool thing is that you can boost cut all the way with an incredible 21 dB of boost and cut with virtually no Phase shift! I better calm down...

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