Applying Equalization

In This Chapter

  • How EQ effects your recordings
  • Ways to apply EQ when mixing
  • The most useful equalization settings for various instruments and voices
  • Carving EQ holes
  • Effective EQ tips—and common mistakes to avoid

The sound of an instrument or vocal stretches across a large band of frequencies. Even if a singer sings just one specific pitch at a specific frequency, that pitch is colored by harmonics and resonant sounds that exist at other frequencies. And of course, few recordings consist of a musician singing or playing just one pitch.

When an instrument or vocal doesn’t sound quite right to your ears, or it ...

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