Equalizers

Everybody does it, and a lot of people overdo it: Check these all-too-common mistakes for mixing with effects. From slap delays and echo throws to chorus and harmonic distortion – make sure you're not making one of these simple errors!

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Grammy-winning mixer Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Jay Z) adds power and energy to bass and synth bass while blending both parts perfectly with the drums. See how he uses SSL and other plugins for detailed control to get a cohesive mix.

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We use EQ to tame harsh vocals, add shine to dull vocals, etc. But regular EQs can be a blunt tool for a delicate job. With a dynamic EQ, you can boost or cut problem frequencies only when needed: learn how in this tutorial.

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What affects emotion and power in any drum mix? Learn how to balance transients and sustain energy to get your drums to smack, pop and cut through the mix.

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Get tips on how to choose and use different EQ plugins modeled on vintage hardware equalizers, and find out why engineers are still using these tried-and-true EQs after decades of recording technology innovation.

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Can’t get your vocals to cut through a busy beat? Learn a simple trick to make more room for vocals even when the beat behind them is already complete.

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What is mid-side processing? Learn the basics of how to EQ and compress your mid and sides separately, and how small adjustments can improve your overall mix.

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In this article, we’ll look at the top ten tips for applying equalization during mastering – the final stage music passes through before being released to the world.

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The ultimate problem-solving EQ, the F6 plugin features 6 floating bands, each with advanced EQ and dynamic controls that let you zero in on any trouble spot – and treat it only when the problem arises.

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Mixer Brad Divens (Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias) explains the concept of dynamic EQ and demos the F6 plugin in sidechaining and mid-side processing modes.

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