Understanding equalization (EQ)


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Understanding equalization (EQ)

One of the most important duties of the mastering engineer is fixing the frequency balance of a project if it's needed. Of course, this is done with an equalizer, but the type used and the ways it's driven is generally far different than during recording and mixing. Well, in recording you might use large amounts of EQ anywhere from 3 to 15 dB at a certain frequency. Mastering is almost always in very small increments usually intents of a dB to 2 or 3 at the very most. What you will see is a lot of small shots of EQ along the frequency band, though, but again in very small amounts.

For example, this might be something like +1 at 30Hz, +0.5 at 60Hz, +0.2 at 120, -0.5 at 800, -0.7 at 2500, +0.6 at 8K, +1 at 12 notice that there's a little happening at a lot of places. Another technique that's used frequently is known as feathering, this means that rather than applying a large amount of EQ at a single frequency, you add small amounts at the frequencies adjoining the main one.

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Understanding equalization (EQ)
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Understanding equalization (EQ) provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mastering Techniques

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