Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Get in the Mix: Creating complementary EQ curves, part of Audio Foundations: EQ and Filters.
…We now know that it's best to make EQ decisions in context.…Based on how we want to push and pull the listener's…focus, and complement all the instruments, and song as a whole.…We also know that frequency and pitch are directly related.…And therefore, elements playing in the same octave are in danger of competing…with each other, and may need special consideration in regards to EQ to sound…good in context.…Simply boosting an instrument's fundamental frequency tends…to make instruments blur together in the mix.…
Remember.…It's an instrument's harmonic series that give it its unique tone.…And quite often, the frequencies near the fundamental…tend to sound very similar from instrument to instrument.…That being said, when dealing with instruments that live in the same…frequency range, we must attempt to create complementary curves…that allow each instrument to speak in the desired way.…Without blurring over each other…or overpowering that specific frequency range.…Now where this is most critical is around the…
AuthorBrian Lee White
- Measuring frequency and amplitude
- Understanding the relationship between frequency and pitch
- Working with EQ controls such as bandwidth (Q) and gain
- Using graphic EQ
- Understanding the shelving and high-pass and low-pass filters
- Creating focus with EQ
- Creating complementary EQ curves
- Performing frequency bracketing with filters
- Automating EQ
- Using frequency analyzers
- Using harmonic generators to excite frequency content
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Frequency and Amplitude
2. Using Equalizers
3. Advanced EQ Topics
4. Additional EQ and Filtering Techniques
6. An Interview with the Author
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