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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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RobDrmz 6 days ago
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I started a thread the other day featuring a great video on EQing...

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bainmack 9th March 2018
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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 come from a classical composition background, and as such, I lean towards crafting dense arrangements for my songs. The...

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AnalogOverdose 2 minutes ago
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Objective: Record two types of LIVE arrangements: 1. Singer/songwriter acoustic guitar and vox; 2. Singer/songwriter with...

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Sherman90 2 hours ago
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what is the best website for i understand about analog? thank you for your answer

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Bender412 2 hours ago
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Hello, Help needed please, This is a noob thread, so apologies if this type of issue has been covered, let's say, more than...

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Hando 7 hours ago
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I want to get the best quality vocal recordings to send off to professional engineers. Seems like everyone has trouble mixing my...

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BIG BUDDHA 7 hours ago
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Hello! I am a Linux user, completely new to audio production and Windows. I have also started playing the saxophone again, a...

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anarchosax 7 hours ago
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Which headphones are the best for both recording vocals and mixing music (mostly rap and electronic music) under 100$? I made...

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cavern 11 hours ago
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This is probably a really ignorant question, but here goes. We host a two person podcast. We will be having phone/Skype...

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docdaddy 15 hours ago
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Hi I have an MFB 522 which i control via midi clock ie. I use the onboard mfb sequencer rather than sequence it in logic but...

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Subverter 18 hours ago
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Hi there, As we know that analog type VST plugins (especially Waves audio ext) has sweet spot -18dbfs. So If sound/channel's...

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MatchesMalone_ 19 hours ago
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Hi guys, I have to record some acoustic guitar and some vocals (16 bits) with a condenser microphone on a small mixer and I am...

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MatchesMalone_ 20 hours ago
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I am working with a Lexicon Reflex (reverb) that I run to out of the aux send on the console to mono in on the Reflex. I return...

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tjonau 20 hours ago
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Hello, I am having a very weird noise when recording. I exported two mp3 versions of a section of something I purposely...

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JuanJo778 22 hours ago
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Hi all, Over the years it has been a slight frustration for me that a lot of sound engineers are either effect-shy (e.g. they...

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FreshProduce 1 day ago
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I've had the SX-1 since 2005, but for various reasons stopped using it until recently. For the life of me I can't remember how...

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dlmorley 1 day ago
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So I'm recording a bunch of guitar tracks for live shows, and I'm finding that the guitars tend to sound fairly ok in terms of...

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Naoki971 1 day ago
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First time post! I am trying to record a piano track for a song but gear and money is limited. This is what I have: M-track...

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Bushman 1 day ago
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I'm having all kinds of issues with noise in my apartment. I flat-out can't use the single coil pickup through my amp or record...

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Hello, I am having a CD-R playback problem. Burned CD's from my computer are playing back around 6 dB quieter on my car CD...

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whiteaxxxe 1 day ago
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Hey, For the last several months I have been recording through a presonus interface which I bypass the preamps on and run into...

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wrgkmc 1 day ago
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so when i listen to my synth with headphones plugged directly into it the sound is very clear. when i feed my synth into the...

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tedtan 2 days ago
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Wasn't sure where to post this.. I've traced an issue I'm having with my Focal Solo6 to two chips on the board, but there could...

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jseelye02 2 days ago
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Hi, The day has finally come where I've step by step upgraded everything I've desired at the time. I'm a...

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krisrandom 2 days ago
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Hi. Can someone help me out please? I'm going to be purchasing the slate digital and ssl subscriptions. The pay one time for...

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Richarddthompson 2 days ago
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Hi there I cant see anuone else having this problem here. But im creating a LOT of sounds and little pieces of music for a game...

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birdclaw 2 days ago
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Hello to all you gear and music headz out there! My name is Andrew I live in the US( Associate Degree in Sound Engineering)...

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Bushman 2 days ago
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Hi! I was given a multitrack recording by my mixing teacher and my question was: do the tracks recorded in stereo (for example an...

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deedeeyeah 2 days ago
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Hi all this is my first post as I am new to this forum So I'm obsessed with Mass Effect and I spend a lot of my time trying to...

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DoYouKnowsDeWay 2 days ago
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I have a powered mixer (500 watt rms) I am using for Monitors and a 736 watt RMS two channel power Amp I am using for subs and...

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kenletson 2 days ago
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Hi, This problem is driving me nuts, as I cant see how I have set this up incorrect. I already made a topic earlier this year...

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neoking 2 days ago
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Hi Guys i am kind of new here read the rules and hope this is appropriate. I am working on a song on logic pro and have an...

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Dig It 2 days ago
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Hi all, I’ve been a member of gearslutz for quite some time now but I still consider myself to be a newbie. So here we go with...

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dights 3 days ago
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I was wondering what is a preferred way of compressing kick and snare on the way in when using 2 mics for both the snare and kick...

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NerdyUsername 3 days ago
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I was recently listening to 'Midnight' by Coldplay, and there were a few things I wanted to understand about the production of...

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Naoki971 3 days ago
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After I have installed high sierra suddenly I have a very loud noise floor, or some kind of noise. I don´t know if it was a...

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lejonkungen 3 days ago
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Hello everyone! I've recently gotten into all of this worldbof music production, and I'm getting the gist of it quite...

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hmad 3 days ago
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Hi everyone So we are a 3-piece and a lot of our live set is backing track with synths, percussion etc. We use a very simple...

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Naoki971 3 days ago
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Hello all, I have a Yamaha MC 1604 mixer at home. I am tracking through the board into Logic Pro x. I do my mix itb. When I...

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Wayne 3 days ago
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And yet all of my favorite recordings barely have any if at all. cellfone

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cavern 3 days ago
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Hi everyone. I'm trying to figure out everything happening with the vocals on this...

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ty45 3 days ago
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So I read a post/article made by an audio engineer named Graham Cochrane that runs a website of blogposts, articles, and...

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MatchesMalone_ 3 days ago
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Hi, my name is Kenn and I'm an aspiring engineer. I'm reaching out today about the unique relationship between the Apogee...

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whitehareclub 3 days 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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musman1950 3 days ago
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Happy Friday all, Recently, I have been revisiting my rock CD collection (and old memories!). My favorite guitarist list...

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apoehler 3 days ago
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Hey guys. I have a copy of Propellerhead Reason, a MicroKORG, and a Moog Slim Phatty. I am still learning my way around the...

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ctothej123 3 days ago
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Hello, I'd like to change the microphone I hesitate between two microphone or even a microphone that could sound good, my budjet...

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jardron 4 days ago
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Hi folks I have a pair of Kh120 and they work great, however when I connect them up to the KH810 which I got today, they still...

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Ald 4 days ago
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Hello everyone, so I make music with hardware drum machines, synths and other small synthlike devices and I hook them all up...

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sjuktstarkgrogg 4 days ago
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What exactly am i suppose to use those for? I have basically been ignoring these since i got it. Acting as if i only have 4...

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vitocorleone123 4 days ago
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I come from a background in jazz piano and improvisation and I also play live electronica/techno inspired music in a duo with a...

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jdobbins27 4 days ago


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