Quick and Dirty EQ Tips for Mixing

Tone Control for Your Music


Author: Paul White Editor-In-Chief for Sound on Sound and Roland UK Features Team

What is Equalization (EQ)?

As far as music production is concerned, Equalization is really just a fancy word for tone control – a device that can cut or boost particular parts of the audio spectrum. EQ can be used both to create new tonalities and to help correct or equalize problems that occurred in the recording chain, though you should always strive to fix such problems first. While your home hi-fi might just have basic bass and treble controls, the studio equalizer, whether hardware or plugin, can be much more sophisticated. More