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whats a good eq for hiphop type drums comming out of a mpc?
Old 8th July 2005
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whats a good eq for hiphop type drums comming out of a mpc?

any suggestions, looking for something pretty versitile and warm
Old 8th July 2005
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I guess it all depends on your budget. I own the SSL FX G383 which is a pair of SSL4000 G/E 'black' eq's and pre's. They sound great and are the next best thing to having a SSL4000 board in my home studio to process my drums. They aren't the 'warmest' sounding but they do the job. Real precise and they have that SSL sound you hear on so many records. I've had the chance of being in as a Protools operator with some pretty big cats (producers) and they processed all their drums right on the 4000 using its channel eq's and compressor/gates. I would stay away from tube eq's since they tend to have that 'wooly/warm' sound that lacks a little punch due to its slower and rounder character (slew rate). The warmth can come from the source itself (vinyl/real drums..etc). On a smaller budget ITB processing using plugins works well. McDSP, URS etc.... with proper tweaking you can get the right drums sounding hot.
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