Now fully revised with an additional 60 pages of content!
How many times have you wanted a simple, clear explanation of EQ, but instead been confused by all the endless technical jargon? How many times have you sat there scratching your head, wanting to EQ your drums, vocals and the whole mix, but not known where to start? Do you konw what sound you want, but always find yourself just aimlessly twiddling knobs and hoping for the best?
Wouldn't it be better if you could just understand EQ and apply that knowledge quickly and effectively to any mix, just like a seasoned pro?
‘EQ - Uncovered’ is written by seasoned music producer and sound designer Eddie Bazil (Gamm Productions, Busta Rhymes, Emu/Ensonique) and is the definitive guide to EQ theory and real-world application. This 131 page book is crammed to the hilt with easy-to-understand, walk through examples utilizing screen shots and example audio with huge amounts of mouthwatering pro tips, exposing the secrets that today's producers use to create their quality mixes.
Clearly laid out in chapters and in a sensible order, this E-book covers the standard and the diverse, such as:
- The different types of EQ and how to use them
- the frequency ranges of instruments
- how filters work
- how to treat vocals
- how to beef up your drums
- 'Creative EQ' and 'Corrective EQ'
- to 'Cut' or to 'Boost'
- nodes versus figures
- how to use a Spectrum Analyser
- applying EQ to complete mixes
The book begins with detailed yet easy-to-follow chapters covering all required EQ theory, including definitions, the science behind EQ, setting up a suitable listening environment and discussions of various techniques and methodologies, all written in clear laymen terms, assuming no previous knowledge nor expertise.
The second half of the book covers real world EQ mixing examples covering drums, vocals and entire multi-instrument mixes. All tutorials are backed up with audio examples and hi resolution screen shots from popular software packages such as Cubase and Soundforge to show suggested EQ settings (all examples will of course work in any other software or hardware).
Now in its second edition, this new version now contains nearly twice as many pages as the first edition, with extra examples and more indepth explanations. A must have for any beat maker who is serious about getting to grips with EQ, once-and-for-all, and available for download instantly after purchase.