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


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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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.

Very informative

Very informative tutorial with useful tips and tricks throughout

michael brunt
Tutorials that produce Eureka moments!

Firstly, I thought i could throw a track together before i came across Allans tutorials. So I purchased the mixdown tutorials first as I felt this was the last thing I needed to get right. My word, honestly, my music transformed literally overnight. But i felt i needed more knowledge still, so I purchased the EQ tutorial. I watched it and took a few things from it and put them into practice. All good, but still i wasnt seperating frequencies enough to create space. Fast forward, I have producers block, and I caught Allan re-advertising the EQ tutorial on Facebook so I gave it another look and paid extra attention to "mid side EQ". BANG!!! it clicked. The subject is quite hard to get your head around at first but like all of Allans tutorials, they are well explained, in depth with no mucking about. All of a sudden my mixes have space. Ive been at this game for 25 years (10 Semi pro) and there is a wealth of tutorials on the internet but nothing comes close to how good these really are. No adverts or self promotion just straight into what you want to learn. Every detail is explained and shown in pure clear HD, with nothing held back. I found most producers dont really want to give away secrets and you miss vital info. So In summary people, dont waste time on youtube, spend a little cash (usually discounted) on some of Allans tutorials or a complete bundle. Even now I feel I need to purchase a bundle as there is always stuff to learn that ive missed. They are worth there weight in gold. Happy producing, you will not be disappointed!!!

Santosh Ritter

Top Alan! Thanks, Santosh

Morris Vale
Great EQ Tutorial

Interesting tutorial about frequencies and EQ, quite exhaustive and helpful to reduce errors during production.

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