Mixing 101: What is an Equalizer

 You want to learn how to mix rap and you always hear people talking about EQ but they never tell you what an Equalizer is.

An equalizer changes the volume of a frequency range.

You’ve already used one. The bass and treble buttons in your car are equalizers or EQs.

EQs typically come in three different forms:

  • Shelving (like the ones in your car)
  • Parametric
  • and Graphic

Shelving EQ: the SSL-G EQ Plugin

Parametric EQ: Digirack EQ by Avid

Graphic EQ: Voxengo Marvel GEQ

Further Reading:

If you want to learn more about EQ I definitely recommend Joe Gilder’s Understanding EQ video series.

In fact, check out my review of the Understanding EQ series.

You can also check out the EQ category of this blog.


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