Bonafide Posted July 5, 2001 Share Posted July 5, 2001 Traditionally, cutting frequencies has been regarded as the most common and most superior way to EQ. This has been said (And written) over and over again. It has always been shown to be in regards to noise levels, which makes sense, at least on an analog level. I have been recording in 24 bit digital in the last few months and my noise levels are ridiculously low. I have found that I PREFER to boost frequencies rather than cut, at least half the time. Some people say this is wrong, but I seem to be able to exact certain frequencies and really 'pull' or isolate an instrument out of the mix easier and with better results if I boost. I use a 3 band parametric with completely assign able 'Q', so I have alot of flexibility. Now I don't EQ everything of course, but sometimes a piano track or sax can realy benefit from some EQ tweaking. Here is an example. In a recent recording, It was a lot easier and more effective to boost the sax about +4db around 300hz with a wide Q setting as opposed to cutting the frequencies around it. The result was terrific but I wonder if I am starting to practice a bad habit, even if my results are desirable? Any input is appreciated. This message has been edited by Bonafide on 07-05-2001 at 03:35 PM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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