EQ Tables

Discussion in 'Audio Help & Tips' started by Illyricist, Jul 30, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Illyricist

    Illyricist New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Messages:
    139
    Alright, I'm sick'a seein requests for vocal processes when y'all should be experimenting on your own or use them for reference on creating your own. So, here's a useful guide on EQ'ng. If any of you have one for Compression, please feel free to do so.



    EQ Table
    __________

    50Hz

    1. Increase to add more fullness to lowest frequency instruments like foot, toms, and the bass.
    2. Reduce to decrease the "boom" of the bass and will increase overtones and the recognition of bass line in the mix. This is most often used on bass lines in Rap and R&B.
    __________

    100Hz

    Increase to add a harder bass sound to lowest frequency instruments.
    Increase to add fullness to guitars, snare.
    Increase to add warmth to piano and horns.
    Reduce to remove boom on guitars & increase clarity.
    __________

    200Hz

    1. Increase to add fullness to vocals.
    2. Increase to add fullness to snare and guitar (harder sound).
    3. Reduce to decrease muddiness of vocals or mid-range instruments.
    4. Reduce to decrease gong sound of cymbals.
    __________

    400Hz

    1. Increase to add clarity to bass lines especially when speakers are at low volume.
    2. Reduce to decrease "cardboard" sound of lower drums (foot and toms).
    3. Reduce to decrease ambiance on cymbals.
    __________

    800Hz

    1. Increase for clarity and "punch" of bass.
    2. Reduce to remove "cheap" sound of guitars
    __________

    1.5KHz

    1. Increase for "clarity" and "pluck" of bass.
    2. Reduce to remove dullness of guitars.
    __________

    3KHz

    1. Increase for more "pluck" of bass.
    2. Increase for more attack of electric / acoustic guitar.
    3. Increase for more attack on low piano parts.
    4. Increase for more clarity / hardness on voice.
    5. Reduce to increase breathy, soft sound on background vocals.
    6. Reduce to disguise out-of-tune vocals / guitars
    __________

    5KHz

    1. Increase for vocal presence.
    2. Increase low frequency drum attack (foot/toms).
    3. Increase for more "finger sound" on bass.
    4. Increase attack of piano, acoustic guitar and brightness on guitars.
    5. Reduce to make background parts more distant.
    6. Reduce to soften "thin" guitar.
    __________

    7KHz

    1. Increase to add attack on low frequency drums (more metallic sound).
    2. Increase to add attack to percussion instruments.
    3. Increase on dull singer.
    4. Increase for more "finger sound" on acoustic bass.
    5. Reduce to decrease "s" sound on singers.
    6. Increase to add sharpness to synthesizers, rock guitars, acoustic guitar and piano.
    __________

    10KHz

    1. Increase to brighten vocals.
    2. Increase for "light brightness" in acoustic guitar and piano.
    3. Increase for hardness on cymbals.
    4. Reduce to decrease "s" sound on singers.
    __________

    15KHz

    1. Increase to brighten vocals (breath sound).
    2. Increase to brighten cymbals, string instruments and flutes.
    3. Increase to make sampled synthesizer sound more real.

    __________


    --


    But if you insist, here's two of the more popular processes:

    1. NTL's Vocal Process
    2. Capheine's Vocal Process


    --
    test
  2. Dj Def

    Dj Def Cuttin Up Da Vinyl

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,448
    can i get some of NTLs audio? theres none in the link, and i cant find them, but capheins is shit, capheines my dawg and all but that was for some really bad dynamic mic try to be good quality
    and NTLs seems more professional, but can i hear some his audio?
    test
  3. Ghet-Ghet

    Ghet-Ghet Guest

    I'm gonna speek from experience here and tell you that if you religiously follow an EQ table, your music will suffer for it. This chart does not even follow the 10 harmonic octaves our ear cna hear because i starts at 50hznd exponentionally increases instead of starting at 20hz. Ultimately, use EQ guides exactly as they are: as guides, and use your ear to make the final decision.
    test
  4. PG-13

    PG-13 Kiss My Ass

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2000
    Messages:
    3,067
    ^^ i never new much about eq-ing i just done everything by ear until i got the sound i wanted
    test
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)