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HIGH PASS FILTER KICK

A high pass filter attenuates frequencies below the stop band allowing
all frequencies above to pass.
Boost 60 Hz to 120 for bottom.
Cut 250 Hz to 400 to thin mud.
Boost 1 to 2k for attack.
LOW PASS FILTER
As you may guess, the low pass filter is the opposite of a high pass Boost 4 to 5k for click.
allowing all frequencies below the stopband to pass.
SNARE
PASSBAND Boost 100 Hz to 150 for bottom.
The technical definition of passband is the band of frequencies, which Boost 300 Hz to 400 for “wood”.
pass through a filter with a loss less than 3db.
Boost 1 to 2K for attack.
Boost 5 to 8K for crack.
BANDWIDTH
The bandwidth is the difference between the high and low boundry
frequencies of a passband where the loss of signal exceeds 3db. TOMS
Boost 100 Hz to 220 for bottom.
STOPBAND Cut 400 Hz to 700 to thin mud.
The stopband includes those frequencies which experience a Boost 1 to 2 for attack.
substantial loss outside of a filters passband. Boost 4 to 5K for slap.

CUT OFF FREQUENCY


The cutoff frequency is the point where the passband and stopband
CYMBALS
meet. High pass 100 Hz to eliminate
rumble.
CENTER FREQUENCY Boost 2 to 3K for clank on hat.
The center frequency is the middle frequency between the boundry Boost 12 to 15K for sparkle.
frequencies of the bandwidth.
ELECTRIC BASS
GRAPHIC EQUALIZERS Boost 60 Hz to 100Hz for bottom.
So called because the sliders found on the units interface is displayed
graphically. They are among the most powerful eq’s available as some Cut 300 Hz to 400 to thin mud.
units allow the user to control upwards of 12 bands per channel. Most Boost 600 Hz to 800 for growl.
other types of eq’s top out at 4 bands. Graphic eq’s use one third, two Boost 2K for attack.
thirds and full octave band filters. Boost 60 Hz to 100Hz for bottom.
Cut 300 Hz to 400 to thin mud.
PARAMETRIC EQUALIZERS Boost 600 Hz to 800 for growl.
Parametric equalizers allow the user to control a number of Boost 2K for attack.
parameters. The center frequency of the band is selectable along with
its bandwidth (generally called “Q” for quality), and the level of boost or
cut of that selected frequency. Parametrics are often the best solution
for very tight, surgical like corrections like the type possible with the
Massenburg 8200.

RULE OF THUMB
Generally cut when you want things to sound better. Boost when you
want things to sound different.