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KICK DRUM EQ

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by WildGrass210, Apr 3, 2013.


  1. WildGrass210

    WildGrass210

    Apr 3, 2013
    Texas
    I use a shure beta kick mic and would like to know some of y'all's setting so I can tweak our sound for that huge punch I'm missing !

    (Countrymusic)

    Chrissalinasmusic.com
     
  2. Hi.

    Welcome to TalkBass Chris.

    HPF at 50Hz, cut the ~65Hz to avoid nausea (stomach resonant frequency) and sparingly boost the ~85Hz region (chest cavity resonance) for "chest thump".

    The rest is up to the individual drum and personal preference.

    Of course, if there's no sub 100Hz material to work with, You're SOL.

    Regards
    Sam
     
  3. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    cut bass below 50Hz to get rid of mud
    cut 250Hz - 500Hz to get rid of ringing
    add in 800Hz 1Khz to hear the beater attack

    All of these set to your preference, and to match the room acoustics.

    There are some YouTubes on it.
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    in general, boost lows for the thump, scoop out low-mids to eliminate boxiness and flabbiness, boost high mids and highs to taste for attack (gently for normal stuff, boosted highs for metal).
     

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