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ProAudioLand has got you covered with a few tips on when and where to apply EQ![/caption]
If you’re going to get into recording, you’re going to have to know your EQ – there’s just no way around it. Worse yet, there’s no real hard and fast rules when it comes to proper EQing. Much like writing music itself, EQing has to be felt out by ear to hear what sounds best along with a healthy dose of trial and error. It’s a game of observation and tweaking. But it’s not all bad; there are certainly a few general guidelines that will send you towards the right direction. So, if you don’t know your 50Hz from your 500, read on because ProAudioLand has got you covered with a few tips on when and where to apply EQ!
Starting with the lowest common frequency, the 50Hz-60Hz range
, this is where your bass gets that deep rumble. Need some thickness on that kick drum? Want a bass line that your audience will literally feel beneath their feet? It all resides in this range. Essentially, you’ll want to boost the 50Hz-60Hz range in order to thicken up deep bass and bass drum parts. Conversely, you also want to make sure that your vocals do not hit anywhere near this frequency as this is usually a sign of those unwanted microphone pops. Continue reading →