I need to make the toms I'm look more like tambours played with mallets, any tips, on eq, compression, or effects I could use? Thanks!
I guess its all about getting rid of that attacky hit of the stick. It contains a high frequency transient, which need to be reduced/removed.
Try using a
multiband compressor and focus on the upper band (above 2 KHz). Set the
attack to 0, and the
release quite fast (less than 5 ms, but you need to tweak this carefully to allow some soft attack to get through).
Ratio should be high (above 10:1).
Threshold setting is a matter of levels - you need to see the reduction meter reduce alot for this to work.
Leave the lower compression band(s) untouched.