Originally Posted by Mshenay
I'm new to this side of the Forum [although I'd like to be here more often]
And I'm not entirely farmillar with effective EQ'lizing... I'm used to preset and when I eq things my self xD it always sounds worse... which is due largey impart to ingnorence
That said with regards to volume effecting SQ I think I'd agree with you there, I ride a public bus sometimes so I have to get my music Stupid loud just to hear it some times [old bus noisy engines] and it usually sounds pretty crummy to me tbh, and I've been enjoying quiet'r music lately as well! But I'd like to learn how to EQ personally... presets aren't always that great :/
SOME RULES OF EQ:
GOLDEN RULE: For every action, there will be an opposite reaction. IE...lower the bass...highs will be more pronounced.
1) Do not eq unless necessary
2) It is better to subtract, rather than add.
3) Do not eq trying to get everything in the mix right. Focus on the spotlight! In other words, do not EQ the drums on an Ella Fitzgerald recording....EQ for Ella's voice! Likewise, don't EQ a guitar on a Monk recording...the piano should be the spotlight.
4) It's best to EQ in the early morning with relaxed ears. Never EQ at night and save the work permanently...leave it and listen to it with fresh ears in the morning. Do it at a moderate volume...never loud.
5) If possible, use a parametric equalizer instead of a graphic one.
6) Check your work with both speakers and headphones.
7) Use presets as starting point to learn but NEVER USE THEM. They suck. There is no universal EQ that will work with every song. Like people, each song is different and requires something different.
8) If possible, memorize the Carnegie Chart and base your EQ'ing off what you learn from the chart.
Edited by LFF - 4/26/12 at 4:39pm