Equalization allows more control of tracks by altering frequency. Advice for efficient use of an equalizer is provided. A reference is a song with a similar sound and vibe to the song being mixed and assists in making good choices regarding equalizing. Other recommendations include using high-pass filters, limiting changes to only a half of what was originally intended, and listen to the song frequently. The song being worked on should be played with the entire track during the process in order to evaluate how the end result will sound. Each piece of advice provided contains details and explanations.
- Effective use of equalizers can help you gain greater control over your track's sound, for example by minimizing the boominess of an acoustic guitar.
- Find a song with a similar feel, sound and instrumentation as the one you are creating, as it will prove a useful reference point and auditory goal post.
- It's a good idea to clean your track up before working on boosting those aspects you wish to emphasize.
“EQing can quickly become overwhelming, but as long as you keep these five tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making better EQ decisions.”