To perfect an audio recording, one does not need to use the EQ (equalizer) all the time. It is best used to fix a problem or create a specific frequency for voice to prepare for radio quality. Gentle-boost, high-pass, or bypass are common techniques, and Hz (Hertz) and kHz (kilohertz) are often adjusted.
- Every voice is different, and every song is different. That advice bears remembering, even if you’ve heard it dozens of times.
- The 3 main reasons to filter a vocal with EQ are 1) to help the voice sit better in the mix, 2) to correct a specific problem, and 3) to create a deliberate effect, like “A.M. radio voice.”
- If you’ve EQ’d a vocal track for some other reason, be sure the result is improving the mix.
“EQ can’t make your voice sound like someone else’s.”