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EQ individual tracks or master track?

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:41 pm
by beats me
I’m working on a track that’s a little bottom heavy, but overall the mix sounds fine. I’m sure either method would work but is it bad form to just cut the lows on the master track as opposed the individual tracks? You know sometimes you go and EQ a trouble track or 2 and next thing you know you’re adjusting a bunch of other tracks and sometimes not for the better.

I posted this in The Lounge because I don't want it littered with responses that require a math and accoustic physics degree to understand. :x

Re: EQ individual tracks or master track?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:07 pm
by garyboozy
vocode the master, breau

Re: EQ individual tracks or master track?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:02 pm
by Tarekith
If EQing the master track is easier and it works, problem solved.

Re: EQ individual tracks or master track?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:21 pm
by beats me
garyboozy wrote:vocode the master, breau
:x
Tarekith wrote:If EQing the master track is easier and it works, problem solved.
:)

Re: EQ individual tracks or master track?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:57 pm
by Komodovaran
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Re: EQ individual tracks or master track?

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:48 pm
by Mint Invader
beats me wrote:I’m working on a track that’s a little bottom heavy, but overall the mix sounds fine. I’m sure either method would work but is it bad form to just cut the lows on the master track as opposed the individual tracks? You know sometimes you go and EQ a trouble track or 2 and next thing you know you’re adjusting a bunch of other tracks and sometimes not for the better.

I posted this in The Lounge because I don't want it littered with responses that require a math and accoustic physics degree to understand. :x
If you intergrate the frequences with respect to the time signature from zero...

JK. Id try to eq the bass heavy parts first, or bring thier levels down. Or just throw a multiband and tame the range that is heavy.

EDIT: I always feel like shelving never works quite right unless your REALLY trying to force a sound to the outside.

Re: EQ individual tracks or master track?

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:17 pm
by aisling
Mint Invader wrote:
EDIT: I always feel like shelving never works quite right unless your REALLY trying to force a sound to the outside.
All good, different ways to skin a cat, but I am a huge fan of shelving. Just so easy to know that some instruments will not shine in a particular frequency spectrum, and thus worth shelving. So much mud and low frequency rumble can be removed by that 20-80hz cut.