Equalisation

The best explanation I can think of to describe equalisation is that it is a glorified ‘tone control’. An equaliser simply boosts or cuts a specified frequency within audio. In fact, consider what a volume knob does on your sound system. It raises or reduces the gain/volume of a single band. That band encompasses the whole audio. The problem is not understanding what an equaliser is but how and when to use it.

This category explores the various types of equalisers available and how to use them on specific sources.

Equalisation at the channel stage for corrective processing is very different to equalisation at the mixbus for colour and I make sure to explore that in detail.

Most equaliser types are covered:
From multi-band to dynamic, linear phase to minimum phase, Active, Passive, Graphic, Parametric, Fixed and Peaking Eqs – each and every process is explained with before and after audio examples.

Manipulate and control your frequencies – from destructive to creative eq – it’s all here!

Tutorials


Band Pass Equalisation - cleaning audio channels Intermediate

How to prepare your audio for mixing with band pass cleaning and matching filter slopes for optimum responses.
Duration: 13 mins

DIY Mastering using Pink Noise Intermediate

The entire Mixing to Pink Noise process covered plus how to use mastered profiles on your mixes.
Duration: 25 mins

Processing Low End Kicks Intermediate

Advanced techniques on how to process Low End kicks for a bigger sound!
Duration: 7 mins

Using a Step Sequencer to control Filter Cut-Off and Resonance Intermediate

Using a Step Sequencer as a Modulator to process Filter Cut-Off and Resonance.
Duration: 7 mins

Using Modulation with a Single Band Filter - Soundtoys FilterFreak Intermediate

Create Crazy Effects using a Modulator to process a Single Filter Band.
Duration: 6 mins

Using Modulation with a 2 Band Filter - FabFilter Simplon Intermediate

Creating Cross Modulation using 2 band Filters in Series and Parallel.
Duration: 7 mins

Filters and Filtering - what are filters and how do they work Beginner

What is a Filter, how does it work,what do the functions do and how to use it.
Duration: 4 mins

Working the Air Band with Equalisation Intermediate

Equalisation techniques to control and process the Air Band.
Duration: 9 mins

Active, Passive, Graphic, Parametric, Fixed and Peaking Eqs Intermediate

What are they, what are the differences between them, and how and when to use them
Duration: 13 mins

What is an equaliser and how does it work Beginner

What is equalisation, how it works and how to use it.
Duration: 19 mins

Dynamic EQ - what is it and how do you use it Intermediate

What is Dynamic Equalisation, how it works and how to use it.
Duration: 8 mins

Using Dynamic Equalisation on Female Vocals Advanced

Using a dynamic eq to process female vocals. Add motion and vibrancy to female vocal recordings.
Duration: 11 mins

Eq Filters and Slopes/Responses Intermediate

Which filters to select when using equalisation, how to match filter slopes and responses and how best to utilise them.
Duration: 13 mins

Linear Phase Eq versus Minimum Phase Eq Intermediate

A detailed tutorial on the differences between Linear and Minimum Phase topologies-how and when to use them.
Duration: 11 mins

Mastering Demos with EQ Advanced

How to best prep your demo masters with equalisation.
Duration: 5 mins

Mastering EQ - Air Band Processing Advanced

How to process the Air Band using equalisation - add sparkle and space to your mixes.
Duration: 8 mins

Ducking any Frequency using Middle and Side Intermediate

Advanced technique incorporating M/S processing to duck specific frequencies in a mix.
Duration: 7 mins

DIY Mastering using Commercial Mix Profiles Intermediate

Advanced techniques showing you how you can master your music using noise profiles.
Duration: 17 mins

Roland TR 808 Kick Drum Bounce Processing Intermediate

Get your 808s bouncing like a rubber ball!
Duration: 10 mins

Processing Rap Vocals - Prep and Optimisation Intermediate

Techniques to show you how to prepare male rap vocals for effects and mix bus processing.
Duration: 19 mins

Layering Kick Sounds using Tone Modules Intermediate

Build the most potent kicks known to mortals using advanced drum layering techniques!
Duration: 21 mins

MixBus-Transparent Pre Mastering Intermediate

Samplecraze series of MixBus processing Tutorials: How to create a transparent master!
Duration: 14 mins

MixBus - House Music Pre Mastering Intermediate

Samplecraze series of MixBus processing tutorials: Create a dynamic House master!
Duration: 19 mins

MixBus - Urban Music Pre Mastering Intermediate

Samplecraze series of MixBus processing tutorials: Create a dynamic Urban master!
Duration: 13 mins

Using Side-Chaining to Duck Reverbs on Vocals Intermediate

Ducking reverbs using side-chaining with vocals. Old school technique for cleaning vocal lines and managing spoken word in broadcasting.
Duration: 7 mins

Side-chaining Vocals against the Mix Intermediate

How to create space for vocals in a busy mix by using side-chaining!
Duration: 12 mins

The 4 stages of Vocal Eq processing Intermediate

Learn how to eq vocals professionally and quickly using these 4 simple steps!
Duration: 17 mins

MixBus Mastering Equalisation Intermediate

Learn how to use eq to master your mixes at the mixbus!
Duration: 16 mins

Using the Pultec Eq on a Drum Beat Intermediate

Learn how to use Vintage Response equalisers on drum beats!
Duration: 8 mins

Get your 808 Bass Drums to hit hard using Dynamic Equalisation Intermediate

Give your 808s bounce and colour using this surefire technique!
Duration: 13 mins

Using EQ to add presence and dynamics to a Guitar Line Intermediate

Hit a brick wall trying to add spice to guitar recordings? Watch this step by step video tutorial on how to liven a guitar take.
Duration: 11 mins

Using EQ to add presence and dynamics to a Piano sound Intermediate

Finding it hard to nail that piano sound? Let me show you how by using equalisation to enrich and liven a staid piano sound.
Duration: 10 mins

Using EQ to add presence and dynamics to an Electric Bass Intermediate

Liven up electric guitars with these eq processes!
Duration: 13 mins

Using EQ to Clean and Enrich Rap Vocals Intermediate

Clean and beef up male rap vocals using just an equaliser!
Duration: 10 mins

Using Dynamic EQ to balance Kick and Bass Intermediate

Don't always reach for the compressor's side-chain to marry the kick to the bass. A dynamic eq can sometimes be better!
Duration: 8 mins

Using EQ for Punch and Clarity on a 909 Kick Drum Intermediate

Struggling to get your 909s to cut through the mix and invade the dance floor? Watch this.
Duration: 10 mins

Layering Backing Vocals to create Harmonies Intermediate

Let me show you how you can maximise your backing vocals for impact and interest by band-passing and layering!
Duration: 13 mins

Extending the Dynamic Range of Rap Vocals Intermediate

A very cool technique demonstrating how to extend the dynamic range of rap vocals.
Duration: 17 mins

Processing Lead Rock Vocals Intermediate

A detailed tutorial on how to process lead Rock vocals to sit in a mix.
Duration: 13 mins

Processing Backing Vocals Beginner

Backing vocals are as important as lead vocals and understanding how to process them to best optimise them can be daunting.
Duration: 13 mins

Using Modulators to add Dynamic Motion to Vocals Intermediate

Add interest to your vocal lines by modulating the volume.
Duration: 12 mins

Using Dynamic EQ on the Drum Group Intermediate

Glue the drum group with dynamic equalisation!
Duration: 9 mins

Band-pass Equalisation - Slopes and Gradients Intermediate

To master equalisation you need to understand how the filter slope/gradient affects the equaliser's response.
Duration: 9 mins

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