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General eq and comp tips for drums

Hey Jay! Thanks a lot for taking the time for doing this...

I know there´s no rules, but each one of us have some ballpark values for a quick drum sound...

Would you mind talking about general tips on dialing in a quick drum sound?
(where do you usually cut or boost, how much do you compress, etc)

Cheers from Argentina!

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Hey Jay! Thanks a lot for taking the time for doing this...

I know there´s no rules, but each one of us have some ballpark values for a quick drum sound...

Would you mind talking about general tips on dialing in a quick drum sound?
(where do you usually cut or boost, how much do you compress, etc)

Cheers from Argentina!

J.
Assuming you're talking about mixing, here are some very general guide lines.
If I'm looking for more bottom on the kick, I sometimes take out around 500cps and add some at 60 or below. I also add some 3k-8k for the attack of the kick. If I'm looking for brightness on the snare, I'll boost at 10K. I'll do the same for overheads. If I'm going to take something away from OH's, sometimes it's 500cps to get rid of some of the kick leakage. I like to set up a mix, from the drums, that I send to a compressor that I will add to the mix (in parallel). When I use this technique I sometimes use a lot of compression, since I can control the amount of the compressor that I add to the mix.
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