Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to Mix and Master with EQ – 10 Equalizer Modes – Part One - CDSoundMaster.com

Audio Recording with Equalizers – 10 Equalizer Modes – Part One – Introduction

I have outlined 5 specific types of Equalizers in my previous Posts. There are different ways to categorize EQ's and these are not the only types that one could separate to classify or define, but I believe that I've provided a viewpoint of categorization that helps us to look at EQ's in the manner that we need to utilize them and this viewpoint serves us best. Now, I would like to share with you what I would outline as 10 EQ modes that you will come across. Again, this can help in selecting the tools for the job that you will need the most and to know what to use at a given time. The term “mode” is used in a broad context for this series of articles to make the idea the most beneficial to you.
These 10 EQ Modes are the following:
1. Boost and Cut
2. Fixed versus Variable Frequency
3. Linear Phase versus Minimal Phase EQ
4. Clean or Colorful
5. Fixed “Q” width versus Variable “Q” width
6. High Pass, Low Pass
7. High Cut, Low Cut
8. Band or Bell Shape
9. Shelf
10. Graphic or Parametric

In Part Two of this series, I will discuss Boost and Cut EQ Modes.

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