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EQ hints (hiphop beats)
Old 3rd August 2005
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EQ hints (hiphop beats)

hi there again,

i just wonder who uses Eq alot and what kind. more boosts or cuts, cause most is sequenced stuff(hiphop beats), i think there is not that much to cut even, when you use a synth like a motif or some else.

what the best eq type for tracking hiphop in your opinion?

i use parametric alot. even filters like shermann do nice stuff.
mostly i like small Q's with a lil boost to it on the frequency i want
to enchance.

highcut and lowcut to melt tracks togehter.

greetz chester
Old 3rd August 2005
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k2m
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i suppose it depends a lot on what you want to achieve with your eq?
Old 3rd August 2005
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well mostly i want know which techniques is more often used.

Cutting or boostin. as i said we talk about sequenced stuff, with sound from a sampler/synth......

thanks

greetz chester
Old 3rd August 2005
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boost/cuts doesn't matter whatever it takes to sound good. This usually goes more for the drums and bass especially the lows and low mid to sound clean and tight yet fat.
Old 3rd August 2005
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When you're using software eqs, you have to watch out when boosting the high end with cheap ones. Things can get grainy to my ears.
Old 3rd August 2005
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yeah boost whatever it takes to get it sounding bigger and cut if there are any annoying or problematic ranges. watch that u dont crowd highs/mids/lows too much
Old 3rd August 2005
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I find in hip hip i'm always cutting the mids, i go crazy with that to be honest. :(
Old 12th July 2011
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roll off lows on higher pitched frequencies, strings, snares, horns, vox

roll off highs on bass instruments, kick drum , bass. 808, but not too much

that should make everything sound a little bit cleaner than before

after that its all mad skills
Old 12th July 2011
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good thing you revived a 6 year old thread for that information!
Old 12th July 2011
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Old 12th July 2011
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I use a hi pass or low pass on every track! outside of that do what ever is necessary, I know there is a old school way of thinking that says it is better to but than to boost witch really has to do with what EQ you are using, some eq's get really harsh when you boost! Just do what sounds right in the mix!
Old 12th July 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickrock305 View Post
good thing you revived a 6 year old thread for that information!
hehhehheh
Old 12th July 2011
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I like heavy drums so i boost the lows
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