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How to EQ


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...

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ttippie 1 week ago
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I started a thread the other day featuring a great video on EQing...

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bainmack 2 weeks ago
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Hi ,and let me state first of all that i have no clue as to where the appropriate place for the following question on...

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mattiasnyc 27th January 2018
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Hey everyone, I'm really struggling to grasp the concept of dB and all its different aplications. I've read some "dB...

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stardustmedia 23rd April 2015
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To start a new thread simply click on the 'new thread' button (you need to register as a member to see this button and to make...

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Jules 17th January 2013
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1) No being harsh / making fun of newbies :tut: and kip the sarcasm please! This is an area for basic questions that might have...

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Jules 1st February 2011
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I am calibrating my soundcard and monitors/sub to find 80dB(C) SPL. My original question was... Why am I calibrating...

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globi227 8 minutes ago
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Is there a way to pitch an entire song down? If so, would I have to pitch shift each track individually or is there something I...

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joeq 22 minutes ago
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Hey fellow producers! I'm sure all fo you have mentioned the same thing.. A LOT of drum kits contain already processed drum...

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Owen L T 2 hours ago
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Hi folks! Hope this is the right forum for this question. I'm a bit in a pickle regarding a bass track that I recorded for...

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pief 5 hours ago
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Hey I use a sound card NI Komplete Sound 6 and these days have become problems causing blue screen of death "dpc...

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CJ Mastering 6 hours ago
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Anyone used plain VCAs with CV or MIDI control for compression/limiting? I'm interested in this, because this basically allows...

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CJ Mastering 6 hours ago
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Hi all, I am mixing a track at the moment and I’m happy with the mix I have, which is coming from Studio One Pro, into a MOTU...

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Quetz 8 hours ago
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hey, So, im stumped. Looking for some tips and tricks... 1.) Any recommendations on making something...

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Asher Bay 9 hours ago
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Hi guys, forgive me for my lack of knowledge on music theory... Basically, I don't have the best vocal range, when I want to...

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CJ Mastering 9 hours ago
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Hello everyone (sorry for my english......) Kinda stuck with this for a while now. I just don't get it. Asked on different...

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CJ Mastering 9 hours ago
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To drop +4dBu balanced outputs to -10dBv inputs I am wondering if I could replace the trafos in some Pyle PDC22 DI boxes that I...

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forestcreature 10 hours ago
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(hope this is the right forum?) So about 2 years ago, in a major part thanks to this community's advice and reviews, I'd...

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MisterV 12 hours ago
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Hello from Austria :) Im thinking to buy one of this interfaces .. for me is important SOUND .. PREAMPS .. CONVERTER - Im really...

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pilvet 16 hours ago
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Just looking for some advice on what key elements separate a commercial recording from a amateur recording. I have found that...

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Quetz 21 hours ago
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Hello everyone! I definitely fall into the realm of audio novice, and need a little help. I recently purchased a Yamaha...

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Peachesgg 22 hours ago
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I attempt re-amping a lot because I don't often have the option or it is otherwise impractical to track directly through some of...

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BoomWomb 23 hours ago
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Quite a few things here I have a fireface 400 recording straight into a DAW, I produce minimal electro beat orientated music...

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dodecaphonic 23 hours ago
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Can anyone tell me how to run from my Scarlett 18i8 which has balanced mono 1/4 outputs to a pair of these Auratone 5c's for...

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BoomWomb 23 hours ago
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Hi all, I have been making techno with a couple of synths and an mpc for a while and have connected everything via my roland...

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joeq 1 day ago
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Ok so I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, I'm only posting this here because this is the second place I've ever...

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401KC 1 day ago
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I have iD22 with a pair of monitors for my home studio. My monitors just made a very loud static noise. The volume was set low...

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ZenMaster 1 day ago
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I picked up an API 500-b4, looking to use it with my Capi VP26 rockout The back of the lunchbox has no XLR inputs. Are these...

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CJ Mastering 1 day ago
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Hello all. So I just made a purchase from Redco and they may have messed up my order. The main one was am 8 channel snake that is...

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tjonau 1 day ago
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Hi guys, This problem has been bugging me for over 6 months now so I'll do my best to go into detail and give examples and so...

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newguy1 1 day ago
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CJ Mastering 1 day ago
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Hey! i have a preamp and interface. Do I need phantom power turned on on my interface, preamp or both? also, do you monitor...

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MarkF48 1 day ago
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Total Newb Question, I am a decent enough musician, but no idea with mixing, I can't distinguish or hear each individual...

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wrgkmc 1 day ago
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So, long story short, I have been programming lots of music just on my laptop, with a simple midi keyboard, and more recently, my...

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CJ Mastering 1 day ago
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Hi all, I have a chance to buy a Soundcraft 500 24 ch in good condition. I was thinking of going from my external preamps and use...

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ljona 1 day ago
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should I connect the output from the daking to the return line of the id22 With a TLR Cable, or a XLR from daking to return on...

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Jake_SJL 1 day ago
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My new 8 pre x turned up recently and generally seems great but when the gain knobs are turned completely down a small amount of...

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Clacklung 1 day ago
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Does anyone know how to connect the daking to the id22? I have a few questions 1. Do I need to enable the phantom power on the...

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unitymusic 1 day ago
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hey wasup engineers, I'm struggling at getting a nice bounce glue in my mixes...i'm not a detailed word smiths so i've uploaded 3...

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jiggagq 1 day ago
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Can someone tell me what cable I need to use if I want to connect the 3.5 mm (stereo) output from a laptop into a single powered...

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woodhenge 1 day ago
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Hi everyone! So I have a small studio where I record a lot of stuff, but I don't have room for drums, nor the money to record...

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Billenius 1 day ago
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After reading through the "Vintage Sounding Modern Analogs" thread, I still wasn't satisfied with the discussion, so I...

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cowudders 1 day ago
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I'm exhausted with audio and trying to get good levels and set my equipment up. I have a lot going on and now it seems I...

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joeq 1 day ago
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Advice on Podcasting Equipment I am purchasing podcasting equipment for a home studio (mid-range, nothing crazy, max budget of...

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PalmerSorenson 2 days ago
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I am about to bring in a new band and I want to try some compression on the way in for the first time ever. I have recorded a...

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nandi 2 days ago
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Hi, I have got a Hammerfall DSP sound card A/C to D/C converter and an old analog mixer. Everything is working well, I am...

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JKuk991 2 days ago
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Hi guys, I was recalibrating my mixer and interface gain stages the other day, using Reaper to generate a constant sine wave...

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kcorstel 2 days ago
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Hi I kinda got ahead of myself so I am hoping for some sound advice to get me back on track. I have 5 vintage synths...

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Outsider123 2 days ago
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Hey Guys, I’m going to be making my version of walkthrough type gaming videos on Youtube & I had a couple questions on...

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teknatronik 2 days ago
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Hello there I found this video on youtube and wondered what was up YouTube She kinda sculpts her vocal loop with the...

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saintnicolaus 2 days ago
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I just brought a Tascam M-308 mixer, and I have no clue as to how I can hook it up to my computer. I currently have a Focusrite...

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Jay Davis 2 days ago
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Hello gearslutz fam, lately I've been questioning my workflow in regards 2 dithering... I record and mix in ProTools 10...

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E_Slim 3 days ago
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I tracked some vocals in a live room that sounds really bad. i need to EQ or compress the room reflection out. Is there any trick...

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wrgkmc 3 days ago
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My friend has this motherboard ASUS P8H77-M PRO, which in turn has this on-board audio card: Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel HD...

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MediaGary 3 days ago
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* Greetings from one who is just starting out. Generous advice received here (plus a little from my Sweetwater sales...

Gary D Olson
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Gary D Olson 3 days ago
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Hello to all music junkies! rockout New to the forum but many years reading through the articles and posts here. Although many...

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datablob 3 days ago


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