Equalizers

How do you get your mix to translate onto a speaker as thin as a grain of rice? Learn how to make sure that when your mix is heard on a phone, earbuds or laptop speakers that all the instruments and important parts are there.

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We’ve all heard “Cut, don’t boost!” But is that true? How do you know if you should boost or cut when sculpting EQ? Learn when to do each, and how to set the most effective subtractive vs. additive EQ parameters for your mix.

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Get essential tips for mixing vocals with Waves plugins that have unique features supplementary to those in Studio One. Watch part 2 to learn how to use the SSL G-EQ to give your tracks the warm analog character of an SSL console.

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Learn how to use dynamic equalizers to your advantage, as mixing engineer David Stagl shares his favorite tips and practical use examples that will help keep your mix under control.

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By popular demand, the F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ plugin has been updated with a feature-rich, FFT-based real-time frequency spectrum analyzer, with all features accessible quickly and easily from the main plugin interface.

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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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