Clarity and separation are crucial when trying to create a professional-sounding mix and many people overcomplicate the process or think that there is some secret pro tip that they have yet to find but really, once you've set your basic levels and the panning, it comes down to just 3 things;
Room acoustics and monitoring
Today, in this video, I'm going to walk you through one easy EQ method that will clean up your lower-mid frequencies, cleaning up your troubling muddy low end, PLUS it can be used to sort out any clashing frequencies and nasty resonances that have no place in your mix and will instantly create more clarity and definition in your tracks!
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Fabfilter Pro Q3 plugin: https://www.fabfilter.com/products/pro-q-3-equalizer-plug-in
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EQ (short for equalization) is one of the main tools you will use on a daily basis to craft sounds and fix sonic problems within the frequency spectrum in order to produce a mix that has a balanced frequency response and sounds like the records you hear on the radio or streaming platforms.
The good news is that despite all the geeky terminology around EQ, they are easy to use and to learn and in this blog post, I want to give you the very basics of an EQ plugin, describe the parameters that you’ll see on almost every EQ plugin and then the basic way to use EQ, so you can start using one and start crafting better mixes today.
Every sound sits within the frequency range of human hearing which is between 20Hz and 20kHz.
Every instrument has a fundamental frequency but also has higher overtones and harmonics that give its character or timbre.
Using EQ, we can change this character...