Audio Engineering: All About EQ

——   Created by Audio Czar

learn all you need to efficiently use EQ in recording and mixing

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15
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1h 12m
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EQ is one of the two most commonly used signal processing tools audio engineers use everyday, the other being a compressor. EQ is very powerful because allows to alter the frequency of a track, instrument, or vocal. Anyone interested in learning more about EQ should subscribe to this course. In this course I start with learning frequencies. Its incredible how some engineers can pinpoint problem frequencies. I will show my approach for learning frequencies when you hear them. After a lot of practice you will be grabbing an EQ and adjusting problem frequencies with confidence.

You will also learn the difference in parametric and semi parametric EQ's. Also I go over fixed frequency eq's. Knowing the difference between these will help you know which ones to reach for and when. EQ curves can take on many different settings with its different shapes of curves. In this course I go over the different settings listed below.

  • High pass filter/ Low cut
  • Low pass filter/ High cut
  • peaking
  • Low shelf
  • High shelf
  • Band pass

The way an EQ boost and cuts can have unique shape of its own. In this course I go over the following curve types.

  • Asymmetrical
  • Symmetrical
  • Proportional
  • Tilt
  • Baxandall

I also cover the different EQ types such as a dynamic EQ. I will go over how to use a Pultec style EQ. This the most awkward EQ's you will come across because of its unique design and labeling. After the learning how to use a pultec eq and hearing what it can do its no surprise why this type of EQ in heavily emulated as plugins and recreated as hardware. In course I will go over my approach for Eq'ing a vocal. Vocals can one of the hardest things to eq because every vocal is different. Prepare to spend more than an hour with me as I tech you all about EQ.

Requirements

  • a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is recommended to practice what is taught in this course.
  • Listening to this course on laptop speakers is not recommended, laptop speakers frequency response are not good for hearing low and high end material

15 Lessons

0:03:17
Introduction and Learning Frequencies
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0:06:04
Learning Frequencies by Boosting and Listening
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0:04:17
Different Settings on an EQ
0:01:34
Different Types of EQ
0:02:23
Semi Parametric vs Parametric
0:02:08
Inductor EQ
0:02:00
Graphic EQ
0:02:15
Dynamic EQ
0:11:35
Different Kinds of EQ on a Vocal
0:03:26
Different EQ Curves
0:05:10
Different Curves of EQ's Shown
0:12:49
Pultec EQ
0:11:21
Applying EQ to a Vocal
0:02:57
EQ tips
0:00:45
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About the instructor

Czar was born in Nashville, but got his musical roots while being raised in Memphis. He worked for a few studios in Memphis as well as owning his own recording studio called the Kremlin. In 2000 Czar founded Throneholder Productions, a production company for hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance music. …

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