"EQ will merely change the timbre of the pops..."
exactly - change the timber enough and you won't hear em.
i've done it 100 times...unless the pop is insane...it's not a hard fix in the slightest.
"and compression won't help either"
it would seem to me would - kind of like a deesser way down low. i'm gonna try it with an RNC. seems like a cool trick.
"While it's true that a good pop filter and proper mic technique are the best way to go, low cut EQ and compression can salvage a good take with a pop or two."
words to live by.
if the OP has editing capabilities - i'd grab a "P" from somewhere else and replace it...i did this a couple months ago on our hd24...forgot how well it worked..that editing stuff is addicting!
"the first step to having 300-1000 shrink-wrapped CD's under your bed."