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On EQ-ing bass guitar

Bottom end is around 100-120 Hz. Don’t EQ with the same frequency you used for the kick drum. you could use a low shelf filter but watch out for muddiness. a little at 60 Hz sometime works.Try to EQ Attack comes around 700Hz. Definition (finger snapping) is around 2-3kHz.

On EQ-ing the piano
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On EQ-ing the piano

The piano can sound a lot different depending how it’s miked. If there’s one mike that’s directly over the middle of the strings, it will sound one way. If that mike is moved out into the room it will sound another way. If it’s mike with two mikes in stereo, it’s going to sound different…

On EQ-ing the organ
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On EQ-ing the organ

Organ, like a Hammond B3, has a wide frequency range. It can have a huge low-end, so you have to be careful that it doesn’t get in the way of the bass or the kick drum. That’s why it is common to use a high-pass filter to roll off the low-end below a 100Hz or so….

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On EQ-ing electric guitars

Apply a high-pass filter from 150Hz up to 1 KHz. This clears the way for some instruments having low frequencies that are part of their sound. If you have two guitars recorded using the same guitar and the same amp. then it helps to eq each differently. Betwen 1.5 and 2.5KHz is the presence sound…

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On EQ-ing drums

Kick Drum:  Get rid of any of the hollow sound that the drum might have, and that’s somewhere between 200 and 400 Hz.  Definition comes between 3 and 5K. A high pass filter around 30Hz clean up a lot of unwanted sound, and actually it will tighten up the sound of the kick drum. Sub-kick: Enhances the sound of the…