Complete EQ settings to Start when doing Audio Mixing

9.) Tom-tom (mid)

100Hz low shelf, -6dB (cut to remove mud with bass)
200Hz, Q=1.4, +3dB
1000Hz Q=1.0, +0.5dB

10.) Tom-tom (floor)

100Hz, low shelf, -6dB
150Hz, Q=1.4, +3dB (improve tom- tom clarity)
500Hz, Q=1.4, +1.5dB

11.) Piano (lead)

200Hz, low shelf -6dB (cut to avoid mud with bass)
800Hz Q=1.0, +3dB
3000Hz, Q=1.4, -6dB (cut to improve vocal clarity)

12.) Piano (rhythm with bass)

200Hz, low shelf -9dB
500Hz Q=1.0, +2dB
2000Hz, Q=1.4, -6dB

13.) Violin (lead and rhythm)

3000Hz, Q=1.4 -9dB
6000Hz Q=1.4 +2dB
500Hz Q=1.4 +2dB
200Hz Low shelf -3dB

14.) Distortion solo guitars (lead)

2000Hz, Q=0.8, -2dB
Low shelf 200Hz, -3dB
5000Hz, Q=1.4, +1.5
High Shelf, 7500Hz, -2dB

Note: As long as solo distortion guitars are well recorded and well adjusted prior to recording, it needs a little EQ in the mix.

15.) Solo guitars used as a background to lead vocals

3000Hz, Q=0.7, -9dB (cut for vocal clarity)
Low shelf= 200Hz, -3dB
High shelf= 5000Hz, -3dB (cut to remove annoying sibilance to poorly recorded guitar solos)

Content last updated on June 14, 2012