An equalizer is probably the most important mixing tool after volume faders.
It allows you to raise and lower specific ranges of frequencies in a sound, to shape it the way you want so to make it fit into the mix
Almost every Eq lets you choose between different filter types, to affect a specific frequency range with the max precision possible.
(The different filter types are described in the 2nd picture)
In music, as we know there are no rules, but still, I'd like to give you a few hints to make the best use of an eq:
1) Try to focus your attention on what you HEAR, instead of what you SEE.
2) Try to cut frequencies instead of boosting them.
3) Apply and edit the eq while listening to the whole track/beat/group of instruments together.
Don't eq in solo (unless you only want to carve out nasty resonant frequencies)
Recommended Eq --> Fabfilter Pro Q3 --> it's probably the best digital eq on the market right now. Very precise. Give it a try!
Now it's time for YOU to tell me: what are your favorite EQ TIPS? ✍🏻 See you soon 😎
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