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by Aaron Kusterer
A Quick and Dirty Guide to EQ’ing
Treble, mid, bass. High frequency, low frequency. These terms all relate to the EQ (or equalizer) for any sort of aural vibration and its accompanying adjustment. Without going into a large amount of detail on the inner workings of the ear and how it picks up sound, there are good and bad frequencies and the goal of a mix engineer is to make the best parts of his mix stand out to the listener without killing them. Getting a mix to that point though is much easier said than done. First off, you want to have a good, clean recording of all the instruments involved. And secondly, you have to get them to sound nice together through a pair of speakers. One of the first things to do is to utilize an EQ. But before we can start EQing, we need to go over a few pre-EQ concepts.
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