Audio Engineering: All About EQ
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Audio Engineering: All About EQ

learn all you need to efficiently use EQ in recording and mixing
4.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
43 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand how to use EQ more effectively
  • learn difference between a parametric and semi-parametric EQ
  • Learn how to use a pultec EQ
  • Learn the difference between the Asymmetrical and symmetrical EQ's
  • Learn about proportional Q EQ's
  • Learn about inductor EQ's
  • Learn how to sweep frequencies with an EQ
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Requirements
  • a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is recommended to practice what is taught in this course.
  • Listening to this course on laptop speakers is not recommended, laptop speakers frequency response are not good for hearing low and high end material
Description

EQ is one of the two most commonly used signal processing tools audio engineers use everyday, the other being a compressor. EQ is very powerful because allows to alter the frequency of a track, instrument, or vocal. Anyone interested in learning more about EQ should subscribe to this course. In this course I start with learning frequencies. Its incredible how some engineers can pinpoint problem frequencies. I will show my approach for learning frequencies when you hear them. After a lot of practice you will be grabbing an EQ and adjusting problem frequencies with confidence.

You will also learn the difference in parametric and semi parametric EQ's. Also I go over fixed frequency eq's. Knowing the difference between these will help you know which ones to reach for and when. EQ curves can take on many different settings with its different shapes of curves. In this course I go over the different settings listed below.

    • High pass filter/ Low cut
    • Low pass filter/ High cut
    • peaking
    • Low shelf
    • High shelf
    • Band pass

The way an EQ boost and cuts can have unique shape of its own. In this course I go over the following curve types.

    • Asymmetrical
    • Symmetrical
    • Proportional
    • Tilt
    • Baxandall

I also cover the different EQ types such as a dynamic EQ. I will go over how to use a Pultec style EQ. This the most awkward EQ's you will come across because of its unique design and labeling. After the learning how to use a pultec eq and hearing what it can do its no surprise why this type of EQ in heavily emulated as plugins and recreated as hardware. In course I will go over my approach for Eq'ing a vocal. Vocals can one of the hardest things to eq because every vocal is different. Prepare to spend more than an hour with me as I tech you all about EQ.

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone looking to learn more about EQ
  • anyone who looking understand how an EQ is used
  • any one looking to learn what makes EQ's different from each other
  • This course is for those wanting to take the next in learning EQ
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:12:02
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Introduction
3 Lectures 13:38

This lecture is a introduction to the course and a starting point for how to learn frequencies.

Preview 03:17

this lecture covers how to learn frequencies by boosting them.

Preview 06:04

this lecture covers the different setting on a EQ.

Preview 04:17
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Differences types of EQ's
6 Lectures 21:55

this lecture covers different types of EQ's.

Different Types of EQ
01:34

this lecture discusses the differences in parametric and semi-parametric EQ's

semi parametric vs parametric
02:23

This lecture covers inductor based EQ's.

Inductor EQ's
02:08

This lecture covers what a graphic EQ is.

Preview 02:00

This lecture covers what a dynamic EQ is and how to use it.

Dynamic EQ
02:15

This lecture shows different kinds of EQ applied to an EQ.

Different Types of EQ on a vocal
11:35
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DIfferent Curves in EQ's
2 Lectures 08:37
different EQ curves
03:27

This lecture shows different EQ curves applied to a vocal.

different curves of EQ's shown
05:10
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How to use a Pultec EQ
1 Lecture 12:49

This lecture covers how to use a pultec eq.

Pultec EQ
12:49
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EQ techniques and Tips
2 Lectures 14:18
Applying EQ to a vocal
11:21

This lecture gives some tips for using EQ.

EQ tips
02:57
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:45

the course concludes with my contact information

Contact info
00:45

All About EQ quiz
8 questions
About the Instructor
Christopher "Czar" Smith
4.3 Average rating
607 Reviews
11,648 Students
8 Courses
Independent Audio Engineer

Czar was born in Nashville, but got his musical roots while being raised in Memphis. He worked for a few studios in Memphis as well as owning his own recording studio called the Kremlin. In 2000 Czar founded Throneholder Productions, a production company for hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance music. After years of producing independent artist, Czar later returned to Nashville to pursue a BA in audio production from the Art Institute of Tennessee Nashville, which he received with honors. During school he began to focus on engineering and mixing, which is where he finds most of his work since moving to Nashville. When he's not busy in a studio engineering or in the Kremlin mixing, Czar spends his spare time researching gear, blogging about audio, writing gear reviews, and posting helpful tutorial videos online to help others learn.