EQ – Tutorial 

  • Not sure how to use an EQ properly?
  • Want to know what type of bands to use and when?
  • Are you confused by mid-side EQ?
  • Want to remove mud from a mix but don’t know where to start?
  • Want to know how to eq for a cleaner mix?
  • Have a specific tone in your head but not sure which frequencies to boost or cut?

 

How To EQ

 


AM Studios – EQ Tutorial

Welcome to this EQ tutorial were I will be going over one of the most powerful tools in any DAW! This tutorial is all about the parametric EQ, how to use it and all its features.

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you typically where frequencies for common Trance sounds sit in the frequency spectrum, and how to effectively use the EQ to help the sounds sit better in the mix. I will be showing you how to EQ sounds such as a Kick, Bass, Sub, Pad, Pluck & Percussion loop.

We will also be looking at sounds that sit in the same frequency range, and best practices to make them fit together nicely through the use of Mid-Side EQ and other EQ techniques.

I will be going into great detail about all the different types of EQ bands, Slopes, Q’s and when certain bands would be used in different scenarios.

I’ll also be showing you how to add certain characteristics to sounds through the use of the AM Studios – Frequency Chart (Included With Purchase) 

 

I will also be letting you know my most used technique to allow space for your low-end frequencies such as your kick drum to punch through! 

 

How To EQ

 


The EQ tutorial video covers:

  • How to EQ & when.
  • Mid-side EQ and how it works.
  • Understanding the frequency spectrum.
  • Analysing frequencies.
  • Where sounds sit in the frequency spectrum.
  • Low cut / Low pass and why and when we should use them.
  • Why you would use the shelf bands.
  • How to remove muddy elements.
  • How to add sparkle and presence.
  • Removing unwanted frequencies.
  • When to use different EQ bands such as Low Cut, Shelf, Bell & High Cut.
  • Best practices for boosting and cutting.
  • Tips on when to EQ – You don’t use the same EQ everywhere! 
  • Understanding what frequencies to EQ to achieve a certain tone – AM Studios EQ Chart Included! 
  • + much more!

 

 


Video Duration:

68 Minutes

 


Your Tutor

Allan Morrow – International Trance DJ/Producer. Tracks signed to labels such as Armada, Blackhole Recordings, Discover Records, FSOE, Kearnage Recordings, Mental Asylum Records, Pure Trance, Outburst Records & Many more!

 


I don’t use Logic Pro I use a different DAW. Can I still use this video?

Yes, all the technique you will learn in these videos can be implemented into your own DAW using your own EQ.

 


What software synths or plugins are used in this video?

  • Logic Pro Channel EQ (Parametric)
  • Sylenth1 (Used to show you some of the sounds that I EQ)

***Please note – Logics EQ or Sylenth are not required to learn from this tutorial. All principles can be used with any parametric EQ or sounds/synths you have.

 


For more tutorials check them out HERE

 

Download a copy now and start making professional sounding mixes.

Customer Reviews

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David Sutherland
This One Has Helped

This one has good things on it as well it has helped me with where the frequency ranges and where to eq in regard to trance and ideas for possible selections of eq'ing for trance, Thanks

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Christopher
Good explanation of EQ.

Good tutorial as an explanation of EQ.

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Paul Vasey
EQ tutorial

This tutorial was bought as an add on to the full trance tutorial that I purchased. As with all of Allans tutorials they are full of excellent information that is clear and easy to understand. I now have a much better understanding of EQing. I highly recommend any of Allans tutorials as they have helped me to progress to a much better level of production in such a sort space of time. I started as a complete beginner and have managed to produce a track that I’m quite happy with for someone at my level and it’s all thanks to these tutorials 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Thank you Allan you’re a legend!

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Tom Duerden
From mud to magic!

I had been struggling with EQ before I watched this video and kept ending up with tracks that either sounded flat and lifeless or wobbly and distorted. What a difference this tutorial made. Allan makes it very easy and straightforward to understand the basic principles of EQ and shows you - with just some very small yet effective tweaks - how to get much cleaner and punchier sounding music. I like the way Allan constantly encourages you to use your ears, listen to everything in context, and avoid rules or absolutes. In this way he his helping you to develop a natural feel for the music. Highly recommended and definitely nothing comparable on Youtube in my opinion, especially if you want to make trance music.

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Gareth
Usual top top tutorial

Can't rate these tutorials high enough. Allan goes into everything in depth and makes sense. It won't be long before I own all these tutorials. Highly recommend.

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