Oct
30
2014

EQ-Blog96.jpg8 "Very Extra General" EQ Tips

Here are a few "extremely general" tips on different approaches to fine tuning your audio using EQ...

Very Extra General EQ Tip 1: To make something stick out, roll off the bottom end. To make something blend in, roll off the high end. eq4.jpg 

Very Extra General EQ Tip 2: Cut if you’re trying to make it sound ‘better’. Boost if you’re trying to make it sound ‘different'

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Very Extra General EQ Tip 3: Boost at 300hz to make a voice sound more serious/important. Try it. 

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Very Extra General EQ Tip 4: If something sounds muddy, shelf-cut around 250hz. eq7.jpg

Very Extra General EQ Tip 5: To help a voice track sit in the mix, try cutting the music bed at 400hz. eq3.jpg

Very Extra General EQ Tip 6: Use a narrow bandwidth (Q) when cutting. Use a wide bandwidth (Q) when boosting. eq1.jpg

Very Extra General EQ Tip 7: “HiPass/ByPass.” When using a high-pass filter, hit bypass and compare EQ to non-EQ every so often. This will “reset” your ears and help you avoid cutting too much bass. eq8.jpg

Very Extra General EQ Tip 8: If a sound feels muddy, explore cuts between 200-500hz, for boxiness 400-900hz, for a nasal sound 800-1000hz eq9.jpg

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