Equalizing Techniques; Scenarios for graphic equalizer and other interesting things about equalizing

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Rameses
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139 posts since 9 Mar, 2018 from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:44 pm

setting every slider to -12dB is about half a minute, the rest really depends... To sum it up it isn't really more work to do and the final results are much more satisfying
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Soundplex
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230 posts since 22 Sep, 2015

Re: Equalizing Techniques; Scenarios for graphic equalizer and other interesting things about equalizing

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:15 pm

Rameses wrote:setting every slider to -12dB is about half a minute, the rest really depends... To sum it up it isn't really more work to do and the final results are much more satisfying
Not very efficient. Why not save a preset with all the sliders down to -12dB? Obviously it is more work to setup many sliders than a shelving/tilting/peak filter for simple spectral balancing :D

Did you already mix your songs with this technique?

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Rameses
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139 posts since 9 Mar, 2018 from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Re: Equalizing Techniques; Scenarios for graphic equalizer and other interesting things about equalizing

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:47 am

Soundplex wrote:
Rameses wrote:setting every slider to -12dB is about half a minute, the rest really depends... To sum it up it isn't really more work to do and the final results are much more satisfying
Not very efficient. Why not save a preset with all the sliders down to -12dB? Obviously it is more work to setup many sliders than a shelving/tilting/peak filter for simple spectral balancing :D

Did you already mix your songs with this technique?
Yeah, a preset does it too but I simply forgot this because of the routine, kind of.

Personally I like to combine the graphic equalizer for sharp definition of the mix and a complementary and gross balancing with a parametric eq. My experience told me that if I want to work with a parametric equalizer in a very specific and pedantic way it's too inconvenient or rather that the other technique has proven itself as more ergonomic and reasonable.

Yeah, I did. not that often because I found out about this technique about 2016 but yeah, the results blew my mind the first time when I heard the results.
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Rameses
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139 posts since 9 Mar, 2018 from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Re: Equalizing Techniques; Scenarios for graphic equalizer and other interesting things about equalizing

Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:13 pm

Still funny to read this afterwards, with which compulsiveness I would appear to want to bring the reader closer to my assumptions on how to produce music. I hope you find it as funny as I do. :-)
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Rameses
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139 posts since 9 Mar, 2018 from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Re: Equalizing Techniques; Scenarios for graphic equalizer and other interesting things about equalizing

Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:15 pm

Note to my self: ONLY WHEN USING COMPLETELY NEUTRAL OUTPUT GEAR with good frequency definitions, RETARD! :-D

This technique is almost useless on some JBL bluetooth speakers I would be allowed to use atm...
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v1o
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2052 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: Equalizing Techniques; Scenarios for graphic equalizer and other interesting things about equalizing

Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:58 am

Make a video to evangelise your techniques! Otherwise just reading about it makes wonder how long it would take to get a mix going using such a method. And also all the phase artefacts from all those bands of EQ on every channel.
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valveaudio
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2 posts since 16 Jan, 2020 from Finland

Re: Equalizing Techniques; Scenarios for graphic equalizer and other interesting things about equalizing

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 am

Sounds a bit too complicated to do it that way.. It is true that its always better to cut than boost a frequency, but bringing all frequencies down seem a bit radical starting point to me to work with.. :?

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