How can you know for sure that your EQ moves are helping a track? What if you’re simply making the track louder and that’s why you like it?
These are questions every mixer must face when attempting the proper EQ tweaks – and yet most of us don’t.
Today I want to show you how I approach level matching with EQ and how it can give you confidence in your EQ decisions.
Boosting with EQ is the most natural mixing move you make. But it can also be the most devastating one if you’re not too careful.
As I pointed out last time, subtractive EQ is twice as powerful as additive EQ, but that doesn’t mean you can’t boost with success.
Today I want to show you how to approach additive EQ the right way – as a tool to simply enhance the good in your tracks.
EQ can be used to either boost or cut. Simple. But did you know that subtractive EQ (cutting) has twice as many benefits as boosting?
Every cut reveals the best of what’s left while at the same time freeing up much needed headroom in your mix.
In today’s episode of our Mixing With EQ series I show you why subtractive EQ is my preferred method.
EQ is by far the most powerful mixing tool you have in your home studio. But to many mixers (new and old alike) it’s a confusing tool that, if abused, can make your music harsh and unnatural.
The truth is EQ is way simpler than we make it out to be.
Today I’m beginning a 7 part series on how to get the most out of your EQ plugins when mixing – and it starts with seeing an EQ for what it really is: a smart volume knob.