How to Use EQ Effectively in Your Songs [Audio Equalization]
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- Effectively EQ Your Music to Create a Balanced and Professional Song
- Immensely Improve Your Mixing Workflow
- Be Confident Knowing Your EQ Decisions are Actually Helping Your Songs Rather than Damage It
- How an EQ Works, the Filter Types, and When to Use These Different Filter Types
- Creative Uses of EQ and Real World Examples to Use Them
- A DAW to Mix Your Music
- Just your Stock EQ Plugins will Be All You Need to Practice
- If You Have a Song or Beat to Practice With, That Will Help You Apply the Lessons
EQ is a daunting tool.
When first starting, the hardest part about an EQ is achieving good results. You usually either over-compensate or are not aggressive enough with your EQ settings.
Well, it's time for you to learn how to use EQ effectively in your songs while making the right choices and improving your workflow.
Over my years as a music producer I've discovered there are a couple concrete fundamentals which are a must to prevent fatigue to your ears, make accurate decisions, and get an amazing sounding mix.
This course is geared towards the intermediate producer, however the beginner producer can catch on really quick, too!
The course structure is broken down into:
What is an EQ? [We discuss what an EQ is, the different filter types, how and when I like to use those filter types, analog vs digital music EQ processing, your master channel vs your individual instruments when using EQ, and I show you how to get a really fast workflow when using EQ.]
Mindset and Approaches [Why you should always level match when EQing and A/Bing, soloing vs. EQing in the mix, the cutting approach when using EQ, sweeping for problem frequencies and how to look for them, treasure hunting for our problem sound by muting it.]
Applying EQ in a Real-World Practice [Why having a game plan is crucial, slapping some compression on the master bus, mixing our percussion elements, mixing our instruments, and finally mixing the entire song.]
Creative and Powerful Uses of EQ [Breaking the fear of the high-end, tricks to use both a high-cut and low-cut filter, why looking at your in and out spectrum analyzer is a good indicator, the boost + cut approach, and a parallel processing exciter!]
This is a course I wish I had when starting up.
The reason I say that is the amount of time I've wasted tweaking my EQ for hours, only to realize that certain instrument no longer fits in my mix. Or, when comparing my mixed version to the original unmixed version, the original sounds way better and musical while my mixed version sounds way too processed and unbalanced.
By following my tricks, tips and suggestions, they will allow you to start making wiser decisions with your EQ and speed up your workflow.
The biggest point I think you'll takeaway from this course is understanding how to listen to your music and test to see if the tweaks you've made are actually making an impact to your song, or taking away your music's soul.
I'd be glad to have you along with me in this course on EQ [Audio Equalization]
- Audio Engineers Wanting to Learn How to EQ Effectively
- Producers Who Want to Speed Up Their Work Flow and Get Amazing Sounding Mixes
- Students Who Want to Learn How to Use EQ and Many Tricks of the Trade
We cover a general overview of what I'm wanting you to achieve and what we cover in this course. Everything from how an EQ works, to the purpose of an EQ, to different filter types, to actually applying these techniques in a real world practice.
This video covers our future videos in this section. (What's an EQ, some of my favorite EQs, what's the purpose of an EQ, different filter shapes and their uses, analog vs digital mixing, and efficient workflow with the parametric EQ 2 - FL Studio's stock EQ plugin.)
We cover what an EQ is, its purpose in your music, and setting a proper mindset and game plan for your song.
When dealing with the master bus vs our individual instruments, we have to have a different mindset and approach. When on the master bus, we must be subtle in our actions, as we are effecting the whole song. We can typically get away with much more processing when on an individual instrument's mixer insert.
When dealing with digital music to analog recordings, our mindset has to be a bit different. Are you EQing to enhance a song, or are your trying to fix a recording's imbalance or poor room tone?
FL Studio's Parametric EQ 2 is an awesome plugin! In this video I show you the tips and tricks I have discovered over the years when it comes to the plugin's workflow. This EQ truly has a lot to offer and will truly give you amazing results if you apply my suggested workflow!
I really like using this approach to emphasis frequencies I like or dislike in a sound. Don't use this as a crutch, and be careful how much you're boosting (and how narrow your Q is!). At the end of the day, I still feel it's a really solid approach to see what's available in your sound to play with. (Almost like going on a little treasure hunt!)
This is a really special technique I like to use when there's a problem instrument and I just can't quite put my finger on what frequency of that instrument is bringing me the hassle!