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Kick Drum EQ?
Old 16th December 2008 | Show parent
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I rarely use an EQ on the kick. Just use any decent 'kick type' mic, inside the kick, and a Yamaha subkick on the 'outside', tweak the placement of both a bit by ear...

done deal!
Doesn't the fact that you're using a subkick mean that you have to use EQ? There's absolutely nothing useful above like 150Hz captured by a subkick.
Old 24th July 2017
  #62
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Still nothing surpassed CLM Expounder for kick drum, after 15 years of experimenting.
Essential box.
Old 24th July 2017
  #63
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I think I need an expounder in my life again.. Anyone got one for sale?

Late faves for kiks
GML 8200
TFPRO P9
Calrec 1061

Would like a few 550/560 for drums.

Wiggy
Old 24th July 2017 | Show parent
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Boring but works every time....

Neve 1084 -> SSL E EQ
Old 24th July 2017 | Show parent
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Boring but works every time....

Neve 1084 -> SSL E EQ
Very true..

I've been finding that 1073 types aren't able to dig deep enough for my liking when mixing. Totally great for tone as a preamp and adding things on the way in. But an e series is all about shaping the mojo that you cranked up on the way in! Maybe I need to investigate 1081 or the GR N eq ?

Wiggy
Old 24th July 2017 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Wiggy Neve Slut View Post
Very true..

I've been finding that 1073 types aren't able to dig deep enough for my liking when mixing. Totally great for tone as a preamp and adding things on the way in. But an e series is all about shaping the mojo that you cranked up on the way in! Maybe I need to investigate 1081 or the GR N eq ?

Wiggy
I have to say that I own and use both the 1081 and the great river.

They can get close, but I still end up using the SSL after it or if ITB the Massenburg MDW5 eq
Old 25th July 2017
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How would you characterise the differences between the two.. I have no need for preamps but am always in lust for new eq
Old 25th July 2017 | Show parent
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If we use the 1084 as a baseline..

1084 - thick in the lows / smooth in the tops - pushing the input gain just gets better all the way to the top of the input gain except maybe the last click which is too much and pretty noisy. LPF sounds super natural with high shelf boosts. perfect for cymbals high hats

1081 - Higher fidelity sound than the 1081 but with a somewhat harder edge when boosting the high end - fantastic for scooping out mud frequencies.
a Low end to DIE for.

GR - definitely the hybrid it was designed to be - contains all the best qualities of the 1084/73 with the fidelity of the 1081.

Doesn't quite have the balls of either but better than both for use as a stereo eq - less noticeable phase shift.
Cheaper than the Neves and I would suggest is a bit more useful as a general purpose eq.
Old 25th July 2017
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Thanks.. Totally get the 1084 description as its spot on for any 10xx pretty much.

I loved the shep sn8 as it was virtually a 1081 with class a girth of 10xx.

Might need to try out the GR
Old 12th August 2017
  #70
I like something that can get out low mids and boost lows. A pultec is great on the low end, and it's nice to boost that at tracking and make more calculated cutas at mix. But I really like an SSL eq. E in particular. I like the low frequency bell curve option. But the Freq/3 option is noce on the low mid band of the G if you need to get out 10-200hz woof.

Matt Meli
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Old 12th August 2017 | Show parent
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I get massive low end results from an Inward DEQ-1

It can be really focused if need be but the wide bell and shelves are great as
well

I prefer the lows to the highs on this device
Old 12th August 2017 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by woods View Post
Only EQ I have is UREI 546 dual parametric. Anybody ever used that for kick?
No, but it definitely looks like something that'd work.
Old 12th August 2017
  #73
Api 560 graphic eq

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Old 14th August 2017 | Show parent
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For Rawk/Pop stuff I sometimes will use a 250 or 8200 after the 1073 which is usally pushing on all bands.

Had the chance a few months back to use the undertone channel eq in this placement and it was outstanding.

FYI this is all when tracking...
Old 14th August 2017 | Show parent
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Fairchild 627 and an API 550b give me everything I need.
Old 16th August 2017
  #76
Amtec PEQ
API 560
Avalon 2055
SSL 611 Black
Old 18th August 2017
  #77
Avedis E27 is sick on Kick
Old 18th August 2017
  #78
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Heritage Audio 8173 is our go to kick drum EQ.
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Old 18th August 2017 | Show parent
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Plus one on API 550A for kick here.
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