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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...

matt thomas
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bainmack 1 week 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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bpatural 23 minutes 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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Manicearthling 3 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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Cardinal_SINE 5 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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TheBrightSide 6 hours 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 7 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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Owen L T 9 hours 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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CyS 12 hours 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 14 hours 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 15 hours 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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hculture 16 hours 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 17 hours 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 17 hours 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 19 hours ago
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Hello, I am new to the forum. Been producing for a few years. I have a small studio set up in my room. I currently own rockit 5s,...

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Notanothersteve 20 hours 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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Emarcy 20 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 21 hours ago
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Hi, I'm currently getting into using "glue" compression on my master bus. I came across the following...

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Jake_SJL 21 hours ago
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I was given a Roland R 8 m. It did not come with any PCM cards, however, I'm wondering if I can use it as a midi sort of patchbay...

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Noisewagon 1 day ago
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Hi Friends, Like many of us, using a mouse or track pad can be tedious and take the tactile fun out of recording, mixing, and...

Redondo Paul
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Redondo Paul 1 day ago
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What's up guys, im a rapper, i record & mix my own stuff and have been for years. I've always wanted to try my hand at...

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OldManProducer 1 day 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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DerbyUK 1 day ago
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Hi, I've been recording, mixing and mastering for about a year now, to find clients and add to my portfolio i offer doing 1...

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jonnyjonjon 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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Owen L T 1 day ago
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These questions relate primarily to configuration of stereo rotary speaker effects for keyboards that have a stereo output....

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wrgkmc 1 day ago
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Currently on REAPER, but it doesn't support post-fader FX.

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jdier 1 day ago
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Hello, when putting a plug in on a whole track is easy. I'm trying to figure out how to put a plug in on only one section of...

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wrgkmc 1 day 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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synthesia1073 1 day ago
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YouTube Hey guys, I know there was a thread on a similar subject already but no one was really sure about the answer. Clip is...

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jetam 1 day ago
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I'm trying to get a better understanding of the different ways that "saturation" sounds by gathering some good, obvious...

Aaron Robertson
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magneticfidelity 1 day ago
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Sup yall i got some questions and issues lol.. First, my issue is confusion about mastering should i generally keep my rms low...

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Flyinglotus1983 2 days 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 2 days ago
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Hi. I'm trying to decide how many inputs I need in my studio. Currently have a Saffire Pro 40 (8 ins) and a RME9632 (2ins)...

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midicontrol 2 days ago
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Hi, people! Long time reader, first time posting :) I love listening to electro music with some atmospheric mood. I recently...

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shinka 2 days ago
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hi guys, new to this so any help will be much appreciated! I'm looking to get a studio set up going in the near future, still...

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Owen L T 2 days ago
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Hello, long-time lurker of the forums, but I decided to make an account and post because I have a question that has stumped...

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Joeywhat 2 days ago
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Hello Gearslutz, I hope everyone is doing well. My dad is having a issue with is Mackie PROFX12 board he just got. When he...

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Neilp1980 3 days ago
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What are you all doing for reverb/early reflection panning? Feeling a bit bewildered at all the possibilities. Are you...

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Wayne 3 days ago
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I'm using the simple built-in Parametric EQ that comes with Cakewalk/Sonar. Let's say I have a bass track and I want to HP at...

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bvdd 3 days ago
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Hey guys So I produced a track, and recorded vocals for it. I am still new at vocals, so I have realized I'd better have...

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joeq 3 days ago
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Hi, my name is jaime and im new to the community. I need some help recording acoustic guitars pleaase, does anyone know a...

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CJ Mastering 3 days ago
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I wonder when "pros" tracking a real drum do they do editing on the fly? Or simply re-record the parts?

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CJ Mastering 3 days ago
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Hi everyone. I have a Yamaha O1V96i mixer borrowed from a friend that I want to use as an audio interface with Ableton Live...

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sandy9999 4 days ago
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I am exploring things to buy next month and something come up during a discussion with one of my friends…super-duper, newbie...

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Josef_K 4 days ago
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Hello, I have a Focusrite 6i6 (I believe first generation) and a Yamaha MG12XU mixer. The mixer only has 6 dedicated preamps, so...

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CJ Mastering 4 days ago
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how do the pros manage to get great mixes without using outboard gear? I use UAD plugins which make a huge difference by just...

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CJ Mastering 4 days ago
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Old fart wanting to get back into music making for fun looking for some advice on a new setup, please! A looooong time I ago I...

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spikysimon 4 days ago
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I know a few of us studio owners get these emails from time to time, and I got another today. I just thought I would give a...

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Noisewagon 5 days ago
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bill5 5 days ago
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If you compared these: YouTube YouTube To my track: Enfield Housing Master V1 by Third Eye John | Free Listening on...

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ThirdEye 5 days ago
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Hi guys, Long story short, when I'm building up a drum track, I usually start with the kick. Find a nice kick. Import it as...

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mattiasnyc 5 days ago


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