General Eq trick for checking Eq : Gain Volume after and before the Eq should be the same, not louder!
- HPF on all tracks around 80Hz-100Hz for all tracks except Bass and Kick Drum.
- Cut of 3dB on 400Hz for all muddy tracks.
- Match Eq with ref track : ref Track should be same style, the song should be in the same key.
| -- 10 - 15 kHz Shimmer/Air/Brightness
| -- 8 - 10 kHz Hihats/Cymbals/Shimmer
| -- 6 - 7 kHz Sibilance (De-Esser)
| -- 5 kHz Presence
| -- 2-4 kHz Vocals
| -- 1000 Hz Snare (boost)
| -- 300 Hz Mud (cut around all tracks)
| -- 100 Hz Kick (Boost)
| -- 60- 80 Hz Bass (Boost)
| -- 40 Hz Subness (HPF)
| -- 20 Hz (HPF)
- Cut or boost 1.5dB
- Cut around 20Hz
- Cut between 220 and 500Hz(for the muddy guitar)
- Boost around 2.5kHz
- Boost around 6kHz
Ps: The way of working is :
- Put the tracks
- Level the faders and panning for general mix
- EQ on MixBus
- EQ on the rest of the tracks
Kick Drum : Low 50Hz -> 100Hz , Cut Mids 360Hz -> 800Hz for rock, Attack 2kHz or 4kHz depending on the style.
Snare Drum : Important freq are : 100Hz -> 220Hz, 1kHz -> 1.4 kHz
Toms : Filter 40Hz + below, Mids 500Hz Cut for Clarity
Hat+Ride : Filter from 200Hz + Below
OvverHeads (Boost around and remove 2.5dB to 3dB when it sounds boxy):
Filter 40Hz (try 100Hz) + below, Cut Mids depending on the style , eg : cut 2.5dB around 600-700Hz, cut 2.5dB around 300-400Hz.
Bass : LOWS 40Hz/60Hz -> 110Hz, 300Hz(bass freq from laptop),Tone Sweet spots : 800Hz, Top End: 1.6kHz -> 2kHz
Guitars : HPF 50Hz, Woofy build up 140Hz -> 150Hz(pam Muting), Mids 400Hz -> 1kHz, Top End : 3kHz -> 4kHz
nb: Do not compress Guitar distored or satured (they are already compressed)
Acoustic Guitar : HPF 50Hz, Mids 2kHz -> 2.6kHz (try to boost in 10kHz)
If you have more than one guitar : Make Eq Holes between them (to avoid freq fighting):
Guitar 1 : Cut at 1kHz and Boost at 2.5KHz
Guitar 2 : Boost at 2.5Hz and Cut at 1KHz
Strings : Mid Boost 3kHz -> 4kHz, Cut low Mids + HP (HighPass) depending on the sound.