## Equalising Drums In Logic

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Jan 28, 2013 8:26 AM

Hello , everyone i have question bout eq in logic .

id like to know when equalising drums in logic is it possible to get meter/bar representing each drum via its input like for instance if i wanted to eq the whole kit before recording is there a way invidually hear each drum so am able to eq better ?

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Jan 29, 2013 12:12 AM (in response to Adarax)

To begin with you have to route each individual drum instruments to separate tracks in your Logic Mixer, assuming the drum set has mikes typically positioned per instrument. Now each track has its own metering and can also be dealt with sound wise, to a certain extend, in an individual manner. But you have to bear in mind that the sound you will record is the sum of all the mikes. Leakage from different sources will blur the sound of the one mike you're monitoring. Meaning that it will sound different when the drummer starts playing. I prefer to only listen to individual drums in solo if I want to correct annoying resonances. Most of the time I listen to the mix as a whole whilst tuning the sound of the drums.

Oh, and a friendly word of advice: TUNE the pitch of the drums correctly, that makes 50% of a drum sound. The other 50% come from the drummer who's playing. As a matter of fact, when recording a good drummer on a well pitched drum kit one just can't go wrong!

Good luck!

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Jan 29, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to Adarax)

Well indeed Adarax,  your questions are more complex and I failed to anticipate more thoroughly on them.

Here is a link to read, I'm afraid I could not explain it better than what's written there, certainly not in email format.

Just scroll to letter D for Drums:

http://www.sae.edu/reference_material/audio/pages/fullindex.htm

To get full advantage of the Mackie Mixer (What kind by the way?)and Logic, you also need an audio interface I think. The audio interface will allow you to connect Logic and the Mackie Mixer in a way for you to exploit the full potential of both.

You might also want to look here:

http://youtu.be/d3ZJNU2BGHk

http://youtu.be/W-5Ix9v6btw

Have a nice day!

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