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  • Jerry

    Excellent quick tips here, thank you!

  • Would be nice to have some info upfront on Loudness requirements for different music genres today. I come from an analog background in the 70’s, and most of my LP’s of that era have a loudness of around -16dB to -14dBFS. Jazz was often at a lower loudness than that on LPs, then around -16 to -12dBFS in later 80’s and 90’s eras.

    With the heavy emphasis of today in Pop and Rock styles, and some of that making a blend with newer Jazz LP’s today, it appears this has changed again for a lot of Jazz because of Fusion Rock influences, R&B, etc.

    So what are Jazz artists expecting their CD’s to compete with today according to the loudness scale?

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  • Shel

    what a good resource… this is the first post I’ve read here; the uncluttered powerpoint style is a great general starting-point for drums mixing… works for me! thank you.

  • mj

    What a shity and unprofessional text. How you can wrtie about adding anything during EQ !!!! EQ is to only cutting to compensate for bad room acoustics. You should have best sound out of drums and good set of mics and there is no option to compansate this by eq!!!!!!!!!

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      Take care, don’t let that anger eat you 🙂

      • Lufferov

        This mj chap clearly has no idea what he’s talking about! This is a great resource to give a starting point (and that’s all this can be), for setting up a drum mix. Take these pointers as a guide on what to listen for… most importantly for me though, is to listen to the FULL kit. It’s all well and good to EQ each mic individually with the drummer hitting his Toms or Snare again and again. But you MUST do this is relation to all the other drums… Get the drummer to play his full kit and then figure out what needs tweeking.

    • Michael McLaughlin

      LOL, you’ve read some article where someone says “You should not have to EQ if you record properly.” With a little experience, you’ll figure out that EQ is a great sound shaping tool. Or if you’re really that experienced, you should know that tons of professional engineers use EQ constantly.

  • jean-louis

    Thank you Bjorgvin from a french begginer,

    mj seems a bit nervous !

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  • Paul Siddall

    An interesting article – I’ll test it out. I’ve just got a tune-bot devices for tuning drums accurately. It say that for example for maximum resonance on a 12″ tom you’d tune top and bottom heads at 217kz for a fundamental frequency of 124Hz – is it the fundamental that you’d boost when EQing?

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