Audio: What Are Faders? (Mixers, Graphic EQ & More)
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Audio: What Are Faders? (Mixers, Graphic EQ & More)

Faders are perhaps the most important tool for mixing and are often taken for granted. If you’re interested in learning more about these fundamental controls in the world of audio, you’ve come to the right place! What are faders in audio technology? A fader, in the analog realm, is either a potentiometer (most faders) or…

Top 11 Best EQ/Equalization Tips For Mixing (Overall)
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Top 11 Best EQ/Equalization Tips For Mixing (Overall)

We all know that equalization, or “EQ,” is one of the most important processes in mixing. However, it’s often difficult to get the most out of EQ in our mixes, finding ways of using just the right amount for great balance across the frequency spectrum. In this article, I’ll present you with what I believe…

Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Pianos & Keyboards
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Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Pianos & Keyboards

Pianos and keyboards fill lots of different roles in various genres and songs. It is sometimes necessary to utilize EQ when mixing these instruments. When it comes to EQing piano and keyboard instruments, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account when EQing…

Top 7 Best Tips For EQing Drum Overheads
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Top 7 Best Tips For EQing Drum Overheads

Drum overhead mics (along with room mics) are important for capturing the holistic sound of drum and percussion kits, especially in studio recordings. Getting the overheads right and mixing them appropriately (often with EQ) will surely enhance the drum sound on a record. When it comes to EQing drum overheads, there are no simple step-by-step…

Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Snare Drums
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Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Snare Drums

Snare drums are popular, versatile drums found in many musical genres. Mixing the snare drum often means using EQ in some fashion. When it comes to EQing snare drums, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account when EQing the snare, which is…

Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Kick Drums
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Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Kick Drums

The kick drum is an important part of many songs and mixes. In some genres, it’s even the most important element. EQ is also an essential part of mixing, and it’s no surprise that kick drums often benefit from EQ. When it comes to EQing kick drums, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix…

Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Electric Guitars
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Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Electric Guitars

Electric guitars are popular and highly versatile instruments found in a great variety of musical genres. EQ is a common process to use when mixing electric guitars (and many other instruments). When it comes to EQing electric guitars, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should…

Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Acoustic Guitars
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Top 11 Best Tips For EQing Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic guitars are beautiful-sounding instruments that play a wide variety of roles in many musical genres and often benefit from the essential mixing process of EQ. When it comes to EQing acoustic guitars, there are no simple step-by-step instructions; every mix is unique. However, there are certain considerations we should take into account when EQing…

The Ultimate Audio Equalizer/EQ Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Audio Equalizer/EQ Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which EQ you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about an audio equalizer. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which EQ should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free to jump around…