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EQ: Resume

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:35 pm
by FreakyBlue
EQ is your most powerful tool to give your mix clarity, depth, and excitement. So how you use it will greatly affect the outcome of your mix.

When you sit down to EQ a track remember:
  1. An EQ is simply a smart volume knob. Nothing more, nothing less. Use it to turn up or down the frequencies you need to enhance a track. Read more ...
  2. Always choose to cut before boosting. Remove what’s bad about a track, giving more headroom in the mix and more of a spotlight on the good. Read more ...
  3. Use additive EQ simply to enhance what’s good about a track. Do this after any subtractive EQ moves you may have already made. Read more ...
  4. When done making your EQ moves, always level match the output of the plugin. This way you aren’t fooling your ears. Read more ...
  5. It’s wise to carve out EQ holes on the outer tracks (hard left and right). This not only gives you more clarity, but greater perceived stereo width. Read more ...
  6. Consider applying some subtle EQ to the mix buss - especially early on in your mix, to get a better mix with less effort and fewer plugins. Read more ...
  7. Avoid the 3 big EQ mistakes: trusting presets, focusing too much on the EQ curve, and assuming every track needs EQ to begin with. Read more ...