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How to EQ
Old 21st February 2019
  #121
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would this only apply if the tracking were stereo, right, and not dual mono? Or mono tracks?

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Here’s a stereo Bus EQ tip with Darrell Thorp

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Old 21st March 2019
  #122
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Understanding EQ (For Beginners)

This video is for beginners who are just learning about EQ. Basic concepts (Sound, frequency, frequency bands, 0dB, instruments...) are explained.

here is the link

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Old 5th April 2019
  #123
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Graphic eq are of tremendous help. Blindly Sweeping is good for resonances. But sometimes there are very vague problems that need like measly 1-2dB of reduction to fix, and it's impossible to figure out by sweeping the range where something is wrong without looking at the graph... Later when your ears are trained it's less of a problem but for a beginner FabFilter stuff is invaluable.
Old 10th June 2019
  #124
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Does anyone know of any other great videos of how to eq?

Here is a great lesson on how to EQ (or at least one of the ways to eq), that I thought some newbies might appreciate:

The engineer in the video is the legend George Massenburg, he has a fantastic ear.



cheers
matt

ps. I'm going to sticky this for a while to see if we can get any more responses
pps. The point is to get a collection of videos in this thread, and not links to other sites
Great video.
I watched it cos you can never know too much or know everything.
After watching this I ended up going down the rabbithole and watching two trevor horn videos on the breakdown of Yes's "owner of a lonely heart", followed by a 1 hour 20 minute talk with Bob Power, so I picked up some great tips. Every day's a school day
Old 25th June 2019
  #125
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I have parametric equalizers on my Tascam 4 track cassette. They sound different compared to graphic equalizers.

How about artificial hangover or resonance circuits? You could make circuits like this using transistors.

https://od.lk/s/OV8xNjI2OTYxNDRf/Rad...1-Hangover.pdf

https://od.lk/s/OV8xNjI2OTYxNDJf/Aud...lementbass.pdf

https://od.lk/s/OV8xNjI2OTYxNDNf/Aud...-23-VarRes.PDF



https://od.lk/s/OV8xNjI2OTYxNDZf/Aud...assFig5-BW.jpg

https://od.lk/s/OV8xNjI2OTYxNDVf/Var...e_EQ_schem.jpg
Old 25th June 2019
  #126
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I purchased an 8200. I got luckey and found a mint one for $3,000. One of the best EQ's ever. He designed or at least speced that unit I don't know all of it's history. It defined the term perametric EQ. My most used piece of outboard.

RIP. One of the great audio engineers of all time.
Old 28th August 2019
  #127
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Originally Posted by matt thomas View Post
Does anyone know of any other great videos of how to eq?

Here is a great lesson on how to EQ (or at least one of the ways to eq), that I thought some newbies might appreciate:

The engineer in the video is the legend George Massenburg, he has a fantastic ear.



cheers
matt

ps. I'm going to sticky this for a while to see if we can get any more responses
pps. The point is to get a collection of videos in this thread, and not links to other sites
Thanks for the share Matt. Question for you though.

Is there an easier way to find peaks to cut besides the boosting method and using your ears. On my Parametric EQ I have 7 knobs, I leave the 1st knob and 7th knob to add warmth to the low end and high end like the video mentioned. It's very time consuming to find all peaks and I seem to be using all 5 knobs (knobs 2-6 on my EQ) every single time. Sounds great... just looking for a more efficient/faster way to get things done as I'm lazy.
Old 30th August 2019
  #128
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I seem to be using all 5 knobs (knobs 2-6 on my EQ) every single time. Sounds great... just looking for a more efficient/faster way to get things done as I'm lazy.
I get the feeling that if you have to constantly reach for 5 or more parametric bands to notch out peaks then something is up with the sounds you're working with... or your monitoring... or we just have 'different' ideas of what things should sound like.

It's not that I've never used that many bands, I have, but it's in all reasonable scenarios an exception, not a general thing...

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Is there an easier way to find peaks to cut besides the boosting method and using your ears.
I know it's annoying, but we're supposed to listen to whatever it is that you create, not look at it or measure it. Sometimes peaks sound 'right'. You'll know that by listening to it. So, use your ears I think.

PS: Some EQs include a spectral display overlaid on top of the EQ graph. That typically helps as long as the spectral curve response is timed to your liking.
Old 5th September 2019
  #129
I didn't read all the post so, if this has already been suggested - it's cause it's true -

1. Close your eyes. Great way to EQ.

2. Follow Kush Audio on YouTube Watch the Electra vid. Clariphonic too.

3. Read manuals of brands you love. Again Kush puts out some good ****.

4. Check for blogs on the brands you love.

5. Presets help.

Happy recording
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