EQ and room acoustics: Is your room lying to you?


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EQ and room acoustics: Is your room lying to you?

Have you ever done what you thought was a killer mix only to take your mix elsewhere and be utterly disappointed: what was the perfect amount of bass is now way too much in the car, or the chunky tone of your guitars ends up being hollow and thin on friend's speakers? Mix portability, or how a mix translates from room to room and speaker to speaker, has been toiled over by mixers of all skill levels for years. EQ is all about altering the frequency balance of a signal, adding or subtracting energy from a waveform's amplitude.

Rather than relying on a list of frequencies and recipes to cut or boost, seasoned engineers use their ears to apply EQ. What if your speakers and room are coloring the frequency response of your mix? In other words, what if the EQ adjustments you think are making your mix better are actually just a response to how your room's acoustics are shaping the sound coming from your speakers? Let's try an experiment. I'm going to play back a 100 hertz tone,...

EQ and room acoustics: Is your room lying to you?
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EQ and room acoustics: Is your room lying to you? provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Foundations of Audio: EQ and Filters

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