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What doe specific sliders change in EQ's

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What does say, changing the 8k slider do? Lets say the slider goes from 4k, next one over is 8 k, next one over is 16 k. What is each one changing?

post #2 of 15

The frequency response

post #3 of 15
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Yeah I know that. What I mean it, if you adjust the 8k band. Does it normally adjust the frequencies below it, or abover it. Like if it goes 4k, to 8k to 12 kn. Does changing 8k change 5k-8k, or 8k to 11k etc?

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Originally Posted by clairyvic View Post

Yeah I know that. What I mean it, if you adjust the 8k band. Does it normally adjust the frequencies below it, or abover it. Like if it goes 4k, to 8k to 12 kn. Does changing 8k change 5k-8k, or 8k to 11k etc?

It depends on the EQ, but generally yes changing one frequency can affect adjacent frequency bands.  So boosting 8k will also boost 11k, although to a lesser degree than the targeted freq.

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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post

It depends on the EQ, but generally yes changing one frequency can affect adjacent frequency bands.  So boosting 8k will also boost 11k, although to a lesser degree than the targeted freq.

Will it effect the frequencies below it like 7k?

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Will it effect the frequencies below it like 7k?

It really depends. It depends on the "Q" (or width) of the adjustment you are making. With most EQ's you will never know exactly what is going on. 

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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

It really depends. It depends on the "Q" (or width) of the adjustment you are making. With most EQ's you will never know exactly what is going on. 

+1

 

If you do want to know exactly what's going on, you need to use a good parametric EQ with a GUI like electri-q.

post #9 of 15
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One more thing whats is considered the "lower highs and upper mids?"

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One more thing whats is considered the "lower highs and upper mids?"

 

Around 4kHz to 8kHz

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Random question, what about the bass range, just the whole bass range, what's that?

post #12 of 15

Everything below 200Hz

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

It really depends. It depends on the "Q" (or width) of the adjustment you are making. With most EQ's you will never know exactly what is going on. 

x2... Jason nailed it pretty much.  And to make it even more confusing a bad EQ (poorly designed one) will have differing "Q" slopes from slider to slider.

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The link i posted explains all these types of questions. I really suggest you study that interactive chart. It will help you to decide how to EQ to your liking.

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One more thing whats is considered the "lower highs and upper mids?"

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