Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Using common vintage-modeled EQs, part of Audio Foundations: EQ and Filters.
Sometimes I want an EQ that's extremely transparent, almost clinical in…its application.…This sort of tool is great when I don't want to hear the EQ working on the signal.…I just want clean boost or cut without adding any additional character or…driving any additional harmonics.…Other times, I'm looking to add a little extra something to my signals, in…addition to just basic boost or cut of frequencies, and this is when I employ…model vintage EQs in my workflow.…You have to understand that a DAW's recording and mixing facilities are…extremely transparent.…
Even the channel strip EQ and compression rarely add any additional artifacts or…color to the signal.…Personally, I think this is a good thing, because it gives me total control…over my sonic aesthetic.…When I do want to color a signal, drive the harmonic series, and pick up some…extra character, I often use classic EQs in my tracks.…With these, I get sort of a two-for-one situation, by utilizing the EQ controls I…need to shape my instruments, plus a little something special.…
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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