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KIK EQ .... MOJO? Equalisers (HW)
Old 27th August 2007
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KIK EQ .... MOJO?

I'm looking for a new EQ for the KIK that has great "mojo" .....I already have, LIL Freq, API 550A, B & 560..... Anyone?
Old 27th August 2007
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Pultec EQP1A
Old 27th August 2007
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+1 for the pultec. I often have 3 EQ's on a kick drum. Usually, I have a waves RENEQ plug on it to scoop some of the ugly out of the middle and I cut the bottom a little bit. Then I put a 550 on it to boost anything that needs boosted in the mids or upper mid clicky stuff. Then the Pultec goes on last and boosts up the bottom. I like the low end of the pultec, but it's often too much low frequency content there, so I cut a bunch out and then add the pultec bottom back in.

Neil
Old 27th August 2007
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You could certainly look into the AMTEC PEQ-1A, which would save you a ton of money compared to buying "classic", and would yield a similar sonic smile in the end. I've been using one to finalize my kick drums nearly every time I'm sitting at the desk. The Boost-a-Bit/Atten-a-Bit trick in the low frequency section works just as much magic as the Pultec units of yesteryear. If you've ever set your fingers across the dials of a vintage unit that you felt needed a complete fumigation, this puppy'd be right up your alley. You'll end up digging it on more sources than just the kick drum, too. Always a bonus.

Here you go.
Old 27th August 2007
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Old 27th August 2007
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Does your kick not have any mojo on it's own.
Old 27th August 2007
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You could certainly look into the AMTEC PEQ-1A, which would save you a ton of money compared to buying "classic", and would yield a similar sonic smile in the end. I've been using one to finalize my kick drums nearly every time I'm sitting at the desk. The Boost-a-Bit/Atten-a-Bit trick in the low frequency section works just as much magic as the Pultec units of yesteryear. If you've ever set your fingers across the dials of a vintage unit that you felt needed a complete fumigation, this puppy'd be right up your alley. You'll end up digging it on more sources than just the kick drum, too. Always a bonus.

Here you go.

The AMTEC PEQ-1A certainly packs some serious MOJO!!!
Thats (vibe) for you mojoless ******s!!!

party on dudes
peace
mixwell
Old 27th August 2007
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Aside from the obvious options of a Pultec or Lang, the massive passive is quite cool on kick, as are the api's (although they do a totally different thing).
Old 27th August 2007
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A Designs EM-PEQ. amazing on kick

i was comparing it to my 560 for kick last night, EM-PEQ just blew it away...they did work well together though.
Old 27th August 2007
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I have the Lil Freq, and the 560... the Germ Tone Control (very thick sounding) works very well with these IMO
the CLM Expounder is excellent also.

AA.
Old 27th August 2007
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kinda works like an eq.
Old 28th August 2007
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i've been loving both the germanium tone control EQ and the Great River EQ-2NV on kik.

The Mercury EQ-H is also good alternative to the Pultec IMO.

Old 28th August 2007
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The AMTEC PEQ-1A certainly packs some serious MOJO!!!
Thats (vibe) for you mojoless ******s!!!

party on dudes
peace
mixwell
You Mercenary guys are too funny!

Every post that mentions a Pultec, you try to pimp an Amtec. (SPAM)
Every post that mentions a buss comp, you try to pimp the Obsidian (SPAM)
Every post that mentions a Neve module you try to pimp Vintage Designs (SPAM)

Either all of you guys over there are honestly sharing the same bad ears and poor taste (which is possible, but not likely), or you are repeatedly SPAMing.
Old 28th August 2007
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The DW Fearn VT-4 may not be a Pultec, but it's plummy on kick. I love it.

The 560 (which you have) is also really great.
Old 28th August 2007
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A Designs EM-PEQ. amazing on kick
+1 !!!!!!!!!

awesome eq.

talk about Mojo!!!!
Old 28th August 2007
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Another vote for the API560
Old 28th August 2007
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best eq I found is the "stick your mic in the right position" box maybe slam a little with 1176 then leave the **** alone.

or millennia STT1thumbsup
Old 28th August 2007
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Summit EQF-100 sounds killer.
Old 28th August 2007
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Another vote for the EM-PEQ or an original Pultec. I would have put the API 550A on the list to, but you already own that.
Old 28th August 2007
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Sphere graphic gets it done as well.
Old 28th August 2007
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Thanks for all the response guys. think I'm gunna try the new A-Designs module... sounds like it might be just the ticket!
Old 28th August 2007
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+1 for Amtec, incredible on kick!!!
Old 29th August 2007
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You Mercenary guys are too funny!

Every post that mentions a Pultec, you try to pimp an Amtec. (SPAM)
Every post that mentions a buss comp, you try to pimp the Obsidian (SPAM)
Every post that mentions a Neve module you try to pimp Vintage Designs (SPAM)

Either all of you guys over there are honestly sharing the same bad ears and poor taste (which is possible, but not likely), or you are repeatedly SPAMing.

Well, I think my ears have done just fine for me,
thanks though.

Take a look at the other posters who have also recommended the Amtec.

Perhaps you might gather some useful information from other people (not including myself) who have tried these units in application, rather than shoot down my comments about an equalizer (and even the unnecessary compressor reference) that,

to my ears, have more than enormous character (mojo),

like it or not, it's just my opinion.

mixwell
Old 29th August 2007
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ICLM Expounder is excellent also.
+1
I dig this box, it adds certain magic with dynamic equalizing bottom end.
Old 12th October 2007
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Yes, the Expounder is amazing on kick. The fact I'm mentioning it once again has NOTHING to do with the fact I have one for sale in the Classifieds.

(Is THAT spam??)
Old 12th October 2007
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Mojo?
funny word,very silly.

Yeah,an old Leedy/WFL or Radio king drum w/Calf skin heads strategically mic'd with an old ribbon into an old tube mic pre & maybe a lil' tube limiter..
you won't need an eq with "mojo".thumbsup

finally heard the Amtec..not bad..although if given a choice, i'll stick with the real ones thank you.
reminds me of the mercury:close, but..
I'm so sick of these goddamn marketing anglesfuuck

kool for kick:

Pultec[Not the damn plug]
Motown
Sphere
Chandler Germanium tone control
API
fearn
Lang
Tonelux


..
Old 12th October 2007
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API 560 and others

Folks, the A Designs EM-PEQ seems to be getting great reviews. I've been thinking about picking up a couple of new 550a units and 560s, plus a couple of Tonelux EQ4s, but the EM-PEQ from A Designs and Avedis E27 have me thinking there are more options. Seems to me that the 560 does things nobody else is trying to do, a small, graphic EQ for the modular format. All this talk of tube gear is always interesting too, tube pre, mic, etc. A la Doors engineer, he digs tubes too.
Old 12th October 2007
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Another vote for the API560
Oh no, really not (at least in my book)
Old 17th October 2007
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API 560

What's the word on the API 560? Seems like it fills a niche, 10 band modular graphic EQ with smokin' sound quality? Any thoughts GS folk?
Old 18th October 2007
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Speck EQ

I love my Speck ASC-T eq for kick especially..... Perfect frequency selections, Addjustable Q's, optional transformer saturation and not exactly pricey!
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