Old 22nd September 2008, 01:30   #1
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Bass EQ with good drum beat.

Hi everyone ,

First off, I hope I'm posting this is the right section. What I'm looking for is, a good EQ that will produce good drum thumping? Could be my sound card that's not helping produce it.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 09:40   #2
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EQ settings are based on your ears and your speakers.

many of us don't use EQ's or dsps as they destroy the sound quality when you have good speakers and amps to start off with.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 21:06   #3
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As Rocker mentioned EQ presets are subjective. However, try these on for size.

Attached are two drum presets, download and unzip the file. They are EQF (individual preset) files (Drum 1.eqf & Drum 2.eqf), to use them in Winamp...
1. Click the Presets button
2. Load > Load from EQF
3. go to the directory you unzipped them to > select & load
If you want you can add the presets to Winamp's defaults presets.
1. Click the Presets button
2. Save > Preset...
3. type a respective name and save

Additional note: There were based on the ISO Standard bands. To set the ISO standard EQ in Winamp...
1. Winamp > Ctrl+P
2. General Preferences > Playback
3. Equalizer tab > in the 'Frequency Bands' dropdown box select 'ISO Standard frequency bands'
4. close out of Prefs
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Old 25th September 2008, 19:37   #4
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Hello ryan02us

As EQ presets are subjective I am curious if the attached presets work for you. So, what is the "verdict"?
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Old 30th January 2015, 15:35   #6
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Good Sound..

not sure exactly what you are looking for.. as audio quality comes from all sources.. the original file quality, your soundcard, your audio system/speakers..

EQ is not the way forward as all files from diff sources are of diff quality..
so for an easy quickfix...
The audio output processor called AudioBurst is the best i found
(but i havnt looked for years, due to audioburst being very, very good)

it basically does what a recording studio does with a bands original recording and improves the sound quality
you know, you heard a live gig, then u hear a cd... a massive difference in the pureness of sound..
With AudioBurst output plug in, the transformation in quality of sound is pretty epic.
ie: crystal clear bass & high freq's .. all adjustable (3 settings each type), plus a spectral balancer (eq)

It all depends on the original file, i have many older files of what is considered to be poor quality.. but ive never had issues .. bass heavy can lead to distortion.. if the original file is already bass heavy then you cant hide it.. if the file is a good recording, then you cant lose.

But the main thing is your speakers.. you cant polish a turd as they say if they cant take or reproduce the desired frequencies, then you will never get what what you want.
I have a standard soundcard, winamp with audioburst output plug-in, Denon headphones OR a Technics hifi (old 1998 midi type) ..
99,9% of my music sounds awesome.. the .01% is due to the original file being recorded badly in the 1st place, and that cannot be fixed properly.. only a replacement file can fix that.
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Old 24th March 2015, 08:58   #7
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I know that this thread is old, but I saw it and I have the answer:

The typical frequency of a bass drum in rock music is about 60 Hz. So, boost ~60 Hz. You can also boost 100-150 Hz a little, but don't overdo it.

Really though, the BEST thing to do is boost a frequency all the way up and then listen. Then, put it back down and boost another and then listen again. Do this until you've heard all of the frequencies individually while all the others are at 0dB (flat). This will enable you to achieve the best levels for each frequency in order to get the best sound because you will know the sound signature of each frequency that you can adjust.

Note: the better your speakers are (and the better your sound card or onboard audio chip is), the lower your EQ levels will need to be. So of course, the worse your audio hardware and equipment is, the higher you will want your EQ levels to be, ESPECIALLY everything from 2k on up to 16k (that's short for "kHz").

I can say more, but I'll keep it simple since this thread is extremely old.
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