#1
Here is a picture of the problem:



On the right you can see raw drum samples. There are absolutely nothing going on with them, there are two samplers, with a kick sample on the top one and a snare sample on the bottom one.

On the left you can see those samples with some reverb (i eliminated that plugin later, the problem remained the same) and two EQ plugins.
The two EQ plugins are both "vintage modeling" EQs, Waves REQ and VoS BootEQ II.

The EQ curves i use are nothing destructive, just some high and lowpass filters around 40Hz and 16kHz, some mud removing notches and some presence enhancing peaks.
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#2
the only thing i can really think of is that the 2 plugins have overlapping eq curves and you're trying to mould to sound too much to the point it's destroying the sample? otherwise I don't see how EQ can destroy a transient..
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