Equalization Tips & Tricks: How to Use It Effectively

Equalization Understanding Equalization (EQ): Tips & tricks on how to use it.

You may have already fiddled with this thing on your favorite music player, be it on the computer or iPod or any other mp3 player. These are effects that help you give a different color to the sound.

But what exactly do you mean by these?

What is Equalization?

This is the process where you strengthen (boost) or weaken (cut) certain frequencies in your sound.

With this, you are basically trying to adjusting the balance between the frequency components within an electronic signal.

And how do you do it?

Using an Equalizer

You do this using an equipment known as equalizer. It can be a hardware or a piece of software that lets you do that.


Equalization

Types of Equalizers
There are several kinds of equalizers (EQs), here are the more popular ones:

  • Shelving
  • Parametric / semi-parametric equalizer
  • Graphic equalizer
  • Here’s a nice tutorial video explaining the concept of Equalization:

    Another video that explains various equalization techniques, and how to use vst effects in Music production.

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