Tom Toms @ 60Hz-200Hz?

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Member Since: Jun 19, 2010

In DBs article, "A look at the audible frequency spectrum," 60Hz-200Hz catches the boom "boom" of tom tom's. What is meant by this and what is the recommended action in this frequency range with regards to toms?

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Since: Aug 25, 2008

Jun 19, 2010 10:41 pm

if you want more boom in your toms, boost (with moderation) between 60 and 200.. remember thats a guideline so yours might be closer to 200 or closer to 60....

if you dont want boomy sounding, cut with moderation at that frequency

im just learning to but thats how i understand it!

Typo Szar
Since: Jul 04, 2002

Jun 20, 2010 10:10 am

yeah the boom is basically the low end kind of power, thast how i think it should be thought of all over the frequency spectrum, as in everything has a different kidn of power. Lower end power is that kind of thud that u can feel in ur chest while higher end power is shimmery and such.

The "action" is more or less just that, how hard do u want the thud to be? if tons, then boost, if its too hard hitting, then cut.
Since: Nov 11, 2007

Jun 20, 2010 06:42 pm

CptTripps once directed me to this awesome interactive frequency chart.


Since: Jun 19, 2010

Jun 21, 2010 11:46 am

Quincysan....thank you for this!!!

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Jun 22, 2010 12:11 pm

Now this is just me, but I usually settle my kick around 55-65, end up boosting my floor tom around 80 and my rack toms from 110-150 (bigger to smaller). General area of course but works well for me.

Since using the Evans EC2 heads (metal ring between layers) I have no problems with attack anymore, cut a little midrange and slightly boost the lows.

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