Spectral Balancing (or How To Use Any EQ)
This is the audio engineer’s guide to using any EQ to balance the frequency content of the material being mixed. Turning bad sound into good sound is an import skill for any audio engineer. With strategic use of EQ, you can make any live or studio audio sound great.
This downloadable book (pdf) is packed with knowledge used by the pros to shape mixes, and acts as a guide to help you spectrally balance your mix using any EQ.
“Sean, I have read your Spectral Balancing article (about 50 times) in Recording Mag, Oct 2013, and I’ve found it to be BY FAR the best article on EQ for mixing that I have ever seen. It didn’t hurt that my new Reason upgrade included a spectral analyzer so I could put your advice to work immediately. I have sat at seminars by famous and vastly experienced mastering gurus at the SCL in LA and TAXI conventions and have read everything I could find on the subject in an effort to improve my work, but you have said it better than anyone. THANK YOU!”
~Jim Fiegen – Recording Magazine Reader
Spectral balancing is simply a fancy term for using an EQ to balance the frequencies in your mix. This ebook is about learning how to use an EQ and how to hear and identify frequencies that may need to be emphasized or cut.
Learn about the various types of EQ and how to identify EQ bands by ear. Learn how each of the 10 octave bands are represented and how to apply strategic tonal adjustments to tracks and your mix, and soon you’ll be the master of the EQ.
- A 10 Octave EQ Guide,
- Handy EQ Tips,
- Powerful EQ Techniques, and
- Magic Frequencies (good starting points for EQing).
- The 5 Common Types of EQ
- Why You Should Use Your Spectrum Analyzer
- The Ideal Shape of a Pre-Mastered Mix
- 6 Powerful EQ Tricks to Carve Out a Sound
- The Sound and Science of the 10 Octaves
- How To Identify EQ Bands
- EQ Tips and Techniques
Once you place your order, you’ll receive a download link in your email. Download the pdf file and keep it handy on your device for reference. You can view the file in any reader or web browser that supports pdf files. (Note: This ebook is included in The Ear Training Kit™, so if you’ve already purchased the kit, there’s no need for you to download this product.)
“I’m usually critical of most audio magazine articles, but I enjoyed yours immensely and – amazingly – agreed with every single point you made. One of the best mixing type articles I’ve read in years.”