Start by removing or turning down the part you don’t like, the “sounds-like-cardboard” part,
typically +/-600Hz. This cleans up the whole midrange, and now you can add what you really
need out of a kick drum. If you need more impact, more definition, more head slap, add a bit
at 5 or 6kHz. Play with your parametric until you find the sweet spot. If you need more boom,
more “phat,” it’s at about 80Hz; again, play with your parametric.
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