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Old 4th August 2007
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EQing room mics

In keeping with the theme of this thread: Why-do-you-compress-smash-room-mics-ohs

Wondering what you folks are doing with EQ on room mic tracks, specifically stereo room tracks and/or compressed mono tracks?

Do you keep the low end and take out the highs, or high pas the lows and keep the mids, letting the close mics handle the bass from kick drum and toms?
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Not really ever EQing rooms much here. Maybe + 4.5 dB @ 10,000 Hz, For increased sizzle and presence of the cymbals or -6.0 dB @ 200 Hz, To reduce tom & kick drum pickup as well as reducing ambience in a "too big" sounding room.
Old 4th August 2007
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Not really ever EQing rooms much here. Maybe + 4.5 dB @ 10,000 Hz, For increased sizzle and presence of the cymbals or -6.0 dB @ 200 Hz, To reduce tom & kick drum pickup as well as reducing ambience in a "too big" sounding room.
Funny... I do almost the reverse now-a-days....

heh

Maybe a good 3 or 4 db off the top at 8 khz or so and maybe a boost of 2 db or so at 125 ish. Obviously it all depends on the room, player, drums, song, phase of the moon and my mood for the day but I usually don't add any eq to the top end. In fact as of late I often choose ribbons for my room mics to cut back on the high end. Horses for courses...

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