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Mixing: Eq Tips and Tutorials

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 13 - 2009

Good morning all! Ready to roll …Hope all has been well with you and the beats are flowing.


Mixing is one of the most important parts of music production. You could have the hottest beat on the planet, if the mix is not great, then the beat will sound crappy.

So many questions come to mind about mixing. Where do you start, how do you know what effects to add etc. There are no set rules to mixing, but there are tips that will help you tremendously through out the process.

I was one who always allowed the engineer to mix. A professional engineer who has studied the area of sound frequencies and mixing, has a trained ear. He or she may notice things in music that the producer or beat maker may not.

A professional engineer will know the frequency range of a kick drum, snare, instruments, and vocals. I’m learning that this is essential to achieve a great mix.

This also reminds me that EQ may be one of the most important plugins to learn. Now that I have advanced into engineering..yaay! I am doing a lot of study on eq and various plugins. We will eventually cover my favorites, but I think this is the best place to start when beginning to mix.

Today I’ll post few videos I found that cover frequency and Eq..

I did a post all about sound frequency here A Look At Sound Frequency. I suggest taking a quick look for review, then watch the videos. Repetition is a great way to commit music techniques to memory. on to the vids…

Home Recording – EQ Tips – HypnoticAudioSecrets by khaliqovision

I love this one! Really explains parametric eq..
EQ – EQ’ing Tutorial byPrimeLoops

The next two videos are done in Fl Studio. They are done by QStormItch. They actually show you how to eq using several Fl plugins. You can use the tips for daws like Pro Tools, Reaper and Sonar. Most daws will include some type of eq plugin.
* Watch for info on how to buy full tutorial.*….

Tutorial On EQ’ing Part 1 Of 2

Tutorial On EQ’ing Part 1 Of 2

We will revisit eq and mixing a lot.. feel free to share your techniques! Leave some comments…

Happy Mixing To All
Pz Til Later!~

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