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Tips & Techniques:General EQ tips

Here a list on my main EQing tips

kick: 60-90hz = body, boom
300hz = honky, flatness (just remove it and see)
4k, 6k = click from the beater, add definition
<60Hz - Remove using a shelf to tighten the bottom end and give more punch

Snare: 180-250hz = body
800hz = remove to get a tighter sound, ring
2k-6k = snares, snap

Snare bottom: 5k - Snares

toms: 80-150hz = body
300hz = same as kick
4k, 6k = definition

Overheads: 12k - Shimmer

bass: 41hz = lowest note (E)
80hz = body
125hz = boominess
200hz = muddyness
600-800hz = definition on small speakers
1.5k, 3k = definition, string noise

Guitar: 82hz = lowest note (E)
~200hz = body (electric)
~240hz = body (acoustic)
80hz = acoustic sound hole
2k-5k = presence

piano: 27hz - 4.2k = Lowest note to highest note (A0-C8)
80-120hz = fullness
2k-5k = presence

Vocals: ~120hz = fullness (male)
~240hz = fullness (female)
~240hz = boominess (male)
2k-4k = presence, bring forward in the mix
5k-10k = Sibilance
10k-15k = breath, air

General: 15k - boost to hear a sense of air around and instrument

Most importantly EQ with your ears, don't EQ for the sake of EQing.


Contributors: mw, darronatkinson
Created by darronatkinson, 2nd July 2010 at 05:22 PM
Last edited by darronatkinson, 14th May 2014 at 09:26 PM
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