Tag Archives: equalization

EQ causality, plus warm distortion

Your EQ plugin can predict the future. Plus the warmest distortion ever

In this post, I demonstrate how EQ can predict the future, and how we can use this to approximate transformer distortion, with examples. We won’t be breaking any laws of causality, but we will see how audio signal processing is unintuitive. Also, I won’t make you do any actual maths. Continue reading

Hi hat EQ trick

A trick for EQ’ing hi hats

Whether you are using real hi hats or samples, I personally find them the most difficult thing to EQ. Harsh sounding hi hats can make your mixes sound obviously amateur. Here is a trick for making it easier. (This method mostly applies to hi hats recorded on their own, not as part of a drum kit). Continue reading

EQing in stereo

EQing in stereo

Put on a pair of headphones. Or make sure you’re positioned in the “sweet spot” of your speakers, so that you have a very clear stereo image. Then listen to these two versions of the same loop. Continue reading