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 ...