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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 4 days 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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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 1 hour 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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BudNum 4 hours 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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devencruz 7 hours 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 9 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 9 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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maferv 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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JamEZmusic 10 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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CJ Mastering 15 hours 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 15 hours 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 15 hours ago
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Currently on REAPER, but it doesn't support post-fader FX.

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Swing 17 hours 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 1 day 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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Lumbergh 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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Rchristophc 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 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...

Monk u
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Monk u 1 day 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 1 day 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 2 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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mrmike186 2 days ago
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bill5 2 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 2 days 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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joeq 2 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 2 days ago
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Hello! I have a battery powered P.A. system (Carvin s600b). It is powered by an internal 12v battery. If you are running out of...

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Schoeller 2 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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zathrasb5 2 days ago
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my older Yamaha RM800 mixer has Mono AUX sends but either Mono or Stereo returns. I have a Strymon Timeline hooked up to AUX1...

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Langur 2 days ago
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Hello, I am the PD/OM of a small radio cluster. I am in charge of production and engineering, with much, much more experience in...

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wrgkmc 2 days ago
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How do you get it not to ride up the noise in-between the vocals? There are gaps that are a measure or so here and there that the...

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stella645 2 days ago
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Tried doing it with a behringer octave pedal, but there was too much robotic artifact-ing. It didn't sound clean or natural.

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wrgkmc 2 days ago
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Looking to get a good podcasting setup, not break the bank but not regret the purchase and need to upgrade soon after either. I...

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rennocneb 2 days ago
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my goal - i want to be able to record my mic and bass into my interface, while using my studio monitors for playback.....

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Notanothersteve 2 days ago
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Hello everyone, I'm a voice actor based out of Houston and I wanted to get a discussion thread going with other voice actors and...

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filboid 3 days ago
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Hi Im a bedroom producer consider this when I ask :-) When I use the DMG Audio EQuilibrium on a harsh sounding acoustic guitar...

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MpaMusik 3 days ago
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does anyone here have experience with melda production's mloudnessanalyzer? I have a quick question about it. I'm trying to...

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mattiasnyc 3 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 3 days ago
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i recognized cross-talk between volcas when using a daisy-chain (myvolts)... anybody else recognized this? or might have a...

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l0k1 3 days ago
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For mastering I'm going to use reference material and already know exactly what. My question is what should the source of the...

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mattiasnyc 4 days ago
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Listen the back vocals and i don't know how can i do back vocal multi sounding like this? Vocals on: 0:34 0:38 1:00 Which...

Erdem Alsirt
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Erdem Alsirt 4 days ago
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I have the Mbox 3 pro connected to my imac 2009 via fire adapter(800 to 400) and the Mbox is not being recognized at all. The...

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Piedpiper 4 days ago
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I live in Virginia and found a bunch of old recording equipment in an old barn and basement of a house that a friend bought and...

Blue Ridge
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Blue Ridge 4 days ago
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I'm looking to expand my studio with some hardware. Specifically I'm interested in outboard gear to process my sounds, but I've...

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krylenko 4 days ago
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Hello, Maybe a stupid question, but I'd like to use a chain like this: Guitar -> audio interface input -> computer...

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marba 4 days ago
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Hi all, Firstly I need to mention that ive had quite a bit of trouble with my second gen scarlett 2i2 interface. I had issues...

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That_Music_Chick 4 days ago
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Hello everyone. I know there are a few similar threads out there, and there is the best studio gear page and all that, but...

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mareSLO 4 days ago
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Hello everyone, I was trying to repair this Fostex B16 reel to reel that is in overall good condition. Anyway even after...

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No.7 4 days ago
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So - I finally got around to trying to record vocals in an acoustically bad room with my old, old (dynamic mic) sm57 pointed at a...

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wrgkmc 4 days ago
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edit// I'm talking about listening to music normally not in daw or anything lol Hello, a simple question. I just got Sonarworks...

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Brent Hahn 4 days ago
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Hello! My setup is a Presonus 192+Dangerous Music D-Box. I route my 8 channels from pro tools to the physical outs on my 192...

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mattiasnyc 4 days ago


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