Your Prefered EQ + Compression Plugin ?

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  1. MgTheFuture

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    What's your top used plugins for compression and eq?

    Right now for my Drums on sampled joints, i been using alot of the SSL EQ and Compressor. (Each Strip, Respectively)

    Im looking for some good EQ presets, so if you got em, lets trade!

    Also, i cut alot of my samples with the API eq and what not.


    Has anyone got the API joints to work in FL?
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  2. $krewfa¢e

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    im jus usin compressor n eq that comes wit logic pro by default for now.. they're alright.. definitely NOT bad at all... i mean aint no avalon compressor, but, u know.... i lost a buncha other eq's & compressors i had for logic...

    i also had the 10 band (??) graphic eq from waves but i didnt like the sound of it at all for some reason...

    i got some analog equipment, different pieces, to run drum tracks thru when they're finished to get em warmer but i RARELY ever do that cuz for 1) i only make rough mixes/skeletons, im not an engineer, and 2) most the drums i use came from something analog at one point so i dont see a lot of need to (could be wrong with that) .... i use that more for software sound module lines, to send those thru n get em a little warmer n all that good stuff

    i wish i had an outboard compressor tho, not an eq tho cuz eq's i always end up goin back n addin some more bands for cuts, n changin some a little in how much db i cut n so on... im basically eq'in the whole time im makin a beat, cuz a lotta times gotta make room in an instrument thats already in when another one comes in,etc....so an outboard eq for me would only be good for the last touch ups im sure i want in basically or hi or lo filters... i barely ever go back to my compressor settings tho, i like compressing, when i actually do it (only on finished trackz usually i dont really see the need to do it for my rough mixes, only a little bit of compressors on samples sometimes that are very dynamic), i dont need to change it again.. i guess my compression game is aiight enough for that


    but yo mg, why are u using eq presets homie? that could ruin a mix im guessin (??) ... cuz if someone give u presets for their drums, ur obviously not gona have the same exact drum hits that they created, so they wont need the same frequencies cut/boosted right?? n every song/mix is different so u gotta eq in relevance to ur mix, or am i off on this? u get the drift? unless of course u jus start off wit the presets n start changin it from there
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    same here
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  4. b-real 123

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    eq presets are pointless like $krewfa¢e said
    Compressor presets I can see a little but I rather just use my ears to tell me what sounds good.

    I posted these on a forum I run awhile ago
    I don't use them but I uploaded them for the members

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  6. MgTheFuture

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    @skrewface - do u send the whole drum bus to an outboard compressor? I have an alesis compressor here, but its hooked straight for my mic right now.

    I hear Logic has very decent plugins so you are in good company.

    Good looking b-real, those are nice.

    I had copped those already. Like u siad, there is no "preset". But the parameters that are set for Kicks and snares generally set the right freq already. So i just adjust how much from there. Especially on the SSL, its really simple to understand.

    I love the way the FL EQ2 looks and works, but it doesnt seem to achieve the results i want. its a graphic interface of the frequencies andm what not...


    Compression, im still tryna figure if i should compress each drum at a time, or the whole thing together???

    I run the L2 on instrumentals

    and the L3 on recorded songs.
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    note:"compression is used to make loud sounds softer, and soft sounds louder"

    so if you are working with digital drums and each have the same velocity, then there really is no need for compression IMO

    I NEVER compress my drums unless they are live, but that is just me

    @ MG

    if you compress a drum loop as a whole you will probably bring up sounds like small hi-hats or percussion ellements that you want in the back of the mix.

    I think its best to just listen where in the drumloop you feel like there is a need for compression and then compress that instrument alone
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    i barely ever ever compress a whole sum/bus of my drums.. ill compress the drums seperate ... i barely even been compressin em tho unless i got vocals on the track.. also the drums aint live so they dont need a lot of compressing at all, to the point i dont really need to compress them for jus a rough mix

    i dont even make whole drum bus's either... cuz they all get mixed different anyway...

    ill send, for example, all my snare layers into one bus tho... i used to jus mix the sum of layers all in one... i still do that, but now, after doin some research, i do a lot more blending now, in the seperate layer channels, n then a final touch up on the whole snare bus IF NEEDED..
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    One of my favorite damn plugins ever made... Waves Diamond Bundle... My goodness.. There is more tight shit in that pack then ANY OTHER PACK I've used... Crazy.
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  12. MgTheFuture

    MgTheFuture Music is my life

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    I been experiementing with Crysonic, they are decent. A nice alternative to WAVES.

    Those flux joints are ill, just couldnt find the presets with em...

    But i downloaded a few EQ and compression outlines and been tweaking what i got...pretty good so far
    test
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