Tweaking the drum sound with EQ


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Tweaking the drum sound with EQ

After you've gotten the balance and moved the mics around to get the best sound possible, you still might find you need to tweak the sound a bit with little EQ. Although you're better off adding any EQ later when you're mixing until you get comfortable with using the EQ, here are some starting points. Little is the operative word here, and then if you feel you require more than 3dB of Equalization then something is radically wrong, you should even tune the drum or try different mic or placement. The reason why you'll use any EQ at all is for better definition of the drum sound, not to make it sound better.

If it doesn't already sound great in the room when you walk out and listen, chances are you can't help the sound much, but you can make it so you can hear each drum clearer. Here are some frequencies to tweak on the different drums that will help you do that. Kick drum: Attenuate at 200 hertz to 500 hertz to get rid of any boxiness. Attenuate at 1.5 kilohertz to make it l...

Tweaking the drum sound with EQ
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