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Little suggestion with sampled kick... Studio Headphones
Old 22nd August 2007
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Little suggestion with sampled kick...

WHASSUP y'all!
Easy Q, here's the deal: if you use a sampled kick (chopped from an LP) would you still mess that much with EQ?? I mean, for example would you cut some low end frequencies between 250-450 hz, you know that "muddy zone", for getting more sharped and clear?! I mean since you're choppin' a sample that has been already mixed/mastered (and you like the way it sounds), does it make any sense EQing that much as if you'd mix a live kick drum?! You know I mean...I got stuck with it, also with sampled bass...any opinion on that?

Thank you in advace!

Hed
Old 22nd August 2007
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I've never been afraid to touch my EQ knobs for any reason. All that matters in the end is if it sounds good - NOT how you got there.
Old 22nd August 2007
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twist that shyt, thats the beauty of making(shaping) your own kick
Old 22nd August 2007
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Old 22nd August 2007
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if it sounds good, go with it. No do's or don'ts. General advice though would be to high pass it in case there is all this energy eating up the low end which may well be on the record. It will make your mixes meatier in the long run.
Old 24th August 2007
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All right thanks guys!!

Hed - KK FAM
Old 24th August 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chris carter View Post
I've never been afraid to touch my EQ knobs for any reason. All that matters in the end is if it sounds good - NOT how you got there.
Hmm, almost word for word what my engineering teacher told me.... Totally true!

The kick you sampled may had sat among a totally different set of instruments than you are using, so it's likely you'll morph it into almost another kick entirely.
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