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Coles 4038 vs Fathead Lundahl JCF Normal vs PEP Dynamics Plugins
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Coles 4038 vs Fathead Lundahl JCF Normal vs PEP

Matched pair of Coles 4038s and Fathead I Lundahls.
Same position & 35 dBs of gain through BAE 1073 into a JCF Audio AD8 (Normal and PEP).
Mediocre at best drumming by me on a Pearl Reference.

Master Channel:
a) Mono maker in brainworx bx_XL V2 (compression isn't hit) -- center frequency adjusted by feel -- very non-scientific.
b) a little Massey L2007 for volume.

Mono Maker Frequencies:
Coles Normal: 143Hz
Coles PEP: 157Hz
FH Normal & PEP: 194Hz

PEP definitely seems to change the center frequency of the Coles and not the FH. I still don't really understand what PEP is or does... but it definitely seems to boost low mids, smooth out highs and make stuff feel more "together" -- I guess it makes sense that using it might alter the center frequency.
Attached Files

Coles Normal.wav (8.89 MB, 115 views)

Coles PEP.wav (8.01 MB, 98 views)

FH Normal.wav (7.86 MB, 108 views)

FH PEP.wav (7.97 MB, 108 views)

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