CLM Dynamics expounder... this thing can turn a ****ty 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 ****ty 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?
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.
Steve www.bangrecording.com www.blacklinerock.com
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
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.
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...