Friday, August 5, 2016

Complimentary EQ for Seperation

Clarity In Your Mix

Clarity is an objective term (like most everything in audio). What clarity is to one may differ to another, but generally speaking, my view is that of being able to hear things clearly that may inhabit the same frequency ranges. Thought there are several ways to achieve this, today we will cover using EQ. Complimentary EQ is not a new thing but the concept sometimes get lost in the myriad of mixing tips and tricks.

Contrast or Compliment?

I show in the video below two EQ's that cover 4 tracks and two instruments. It would appear at fist glance that the proper terminology for our example should be Contrast EQ. However, much like a puzzle piece that compliments and helps to bring the big picture together by it's contrast to the other pieces around it, our audio to can fit together better by carving out specific areas of the frequency spectrum. Check out the video below and see what you think.