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- Nov 14th, 2012
Master the art of EQ! The engineers at Modern World Recording explain it all in this “deep listening” equalization course...
Equalization is to sound as hue, saturation and contrast is to picture. In other words, you can either enhance the final product or distort it beyond recognition! That’s where the educators at Singing Canary step in to teach you everything they know about EQ and how to apply it in real world recording situations!
This course starts off with a detailed explanation of the equalization process and a deep look at the audio frequency bands. It goes on to explain how these bands relate to musical instruments in the different frequency ranges. This is KEY information that every engineer must know!
Next up is a exacting look at the difference between EQs and filters in all their different configurations. You’ll learn about Parametric, Graphic and Dynamic EQs and hear the difference between Hi Pass, Low Pass, and Bandpass filters. This is followed by a set of tracking, mixing and mastering Guidelines you can rely on and incorporate into your productions.
Finally, it’s time for deep listening! In this final section you can sit back, watch and listen as the engineers at Modern World Recording apply EQ to Drums, Bass, Guitars, Pianos, Vocals and on the Master Bus. That’s what we like best about this course: the amount of deep listening time the trainers have set aside throughout the tutorials so that you can actually hear the EQ concepts you've learned throughout this course applied in realtime on real instruments!
Be sure to checkout all of our killer courses on Recording, Studio and Production techniques below:
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 101: Introduction to Recording
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 102: Recording Drums
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 103: Recording Guitars
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 104: Recording Vocals
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 105: Recording Strings
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 201: Dynamics
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 202: Spatial Effects
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 203: EQ
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 301: From Demo to Master
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 302: The Mix
- (The) Art of Audio Recording 401: Touring An SSL Console
- Analog Mixing Consoles: Layout, Signal Flow and I/O
- Greg Townley 101: Sonic Dimension in Mixing
- Greg Townley 102: Sonic Dimension: Expanded
- Recording The Grand Piano: The Dave Brubeck Sessions
- Rich Tozzoli 301: Producing and Mixing Guitars
- Rich Tozzoli 302: Mix Digital, Sound Analog!
For a full list of the topics covered, see the Tutorial Outline
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EQ is one of the last course of the Art of Audio Recording that I have completed. I would say, out of all the fundamental tutorials offered, EQ is one of the most beneficial in my opinion. Having taken campus courses involving EQ'ing, I would say that there is enough material and practices that there could be another EQ course if the concept were to be expanded upon.
Could be more pedagogical with the use of a spectrograph and a graphic/parametric equalizer instead of knob controlled EQs in the demos. The "video" in the demos are therefore not very helpful. Of course, we need to listen carefully when EQ-ing. But multi-sensory learning doesn't hurt.
I must say this was a great tutorial. It featured different EQ types and how they are used. It was great to see the range of software that was used and gives you a great understanding on how and why to use EQ in the first place
I guess this course is a quite advanced one, you have to watch it with fresh ears and on proper monitors. Watching it on headphones at first was a waste of time, since you can't notice the difference in the examples.
The course by no means will get you up and running on your own projects, however it is a great overview of what EQing is. There are many instances in which I realized that I do not yet have the ear to differentiate between the subtle changes in sound. If nothing else this course will show the student their strengths and weaknesses, so that they can go forth and get training to help them in these endeavors.
Best point made..."There are no hard and fast rules, but a steady, informed approach will help you get the best out of this important area." 5 of 5 if not for 5 minutes of nothing at the end.
Very useful course on EQ:ing but also difficult one as it requires 100% attention in order to capture all the information.
Excellent video instruction. Visually demystifies EQ and lets you see and here the differences in the mix. Looking forward to more like this on recording technique.
A good overview of the science and art of EQing, with working examples accompanying each chapter. Demos are more oriented towards "traditional" mixes, but principles can also be used in EDM.
If you felt you didn't know enough about EQ, then you will feel you know to much after watching this tutorial
Just finished the EQ course, and all I can say is I'm miles ahead of where I my EQ thinking process was. I'm more comfortable now. I now know what to look out for when listening to my mixes.. 5*z
Wow, I didn't expect to learn anything here, but I was soooo wrong! I went back to some old projects and applied some of the principles here, and suddenly old songs started to shine! Great series.
Useful? too many different model eq plug-ins (my head started spinning), Using a graphic display eq (ie the one in Logic) as well as analogue would make it easier to understand.
Pretty Good Tutorial..its worth watching gives some good/helpful mixing guide lines and tips to go by
Very good tutorial indeed. Practical and straight to the point. Just one thing about the plugins used: maybe i would have used a bit more the ones with visual feedback. But thumbs up!!
This course suffers from distracting unnecessary highlight boxes, flashy transitions that distract from the material, the title box for "EQ Demo" is not needed. why 5 mins of black on the last vid?
Great course. I knew some about EQ but this is great for refreshing.
A solid foundation on the use of Eq
This course really help You to understand basic operations of EQ. Here You will find most important info how EQ works and how to use them. Summary info on end of the course is great !
A very helpful and informative course. The A-B -comparison of EQ enabled and disabled was really good training for the ears.
The course shows a lot of useful information and tips. Although I do wish it had more context in the theory of EQ and competing frequencies.
Really good course on using EQ. I really like how each EQ in the mix is discussed, with a demo to show what the effect of the EQ is, in the "Putting EQ to Work" section.
Great tutorial!! Very short and to the point.. Wouldn't mind if MacPro made a longer and more in depth vid on EQ! Def gonna watch the other vids in the series!
I went to this tutorial by accident but ended up watching the whole thing. Really good as a refresher course on EQ and to see things from someone else's point of view.
really helpful, the best tips so far
I am really impressed with this Series. I've gone to School for this very same topic and I find these training to be more effective.