so recently i have been sampling drums from various vinyl records into my eps-16+. i edit the samples and process fx on the eps, and i sequence the eps with midi output from protools (the midi-out from my midi-usb interface is connected to the midi-in of the eps). i record samples into pro tools, along with my bass synth and live instruments (guitar, bass, mic recording). then i do mixing, editing, and additional fx processing in pro tools.
so how can i make my vinyl drums harder? i have been trying to think of a good analog hardware fx chain to put between my turntable audio and the a/d converters of the eps (in an attempt to create a pure analog signal path for the audio leading up to the a/d converters). the only such unit i already have is an analog preamp (nad pp-1). how about some analog compression? analog filtering? (i do already have analog filters in the eps but that is after the first a/d conversion). i doubt that i would eq in hardware since i am very comfortable with the sound and flexibility of pro tools eq. so how would a compressor or filter sound? is there a way that i could use an analog tape deck to add tape compression or tape echo to the drums? any other analog fx that would be useful?