EQ and finding problematic frequencies
Dec 22nd, 2011, 01:47
I have read other various articles and tutorials on EQ and cutting problematic frequencies when needed. One way I have heard of doing this is to use a bell curve with the highest Q setting and sweep the range looking for them. I guess my question is what to look for when doing that. My assumption and practice recently has been doing that and finding the frequencies that have an extremley resonant (or even piercing) sound at a gain increase of like 6-9db. From there then just basically inverting the curve so that it lowers that frequency. Am I on the right track in using this method, or should it be seen as something that can overly dull your sound? Or is it really something that you should not even try to do unless your mix sounds muddy?