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EQ – Cut narrow, boost wide
Hometracked explains why it’s generally a good idea to cut narrow and boost wide when it comes to EQ adjustments.
Des McKinney writes:
This tip arises in most discussions of good equalizer technique: “Use narrow adjustments when cutting frequencies, and wide adjustments when boosting.”
There are some great reasons to heed this advice. But they’re not immediately obvious, especially if you’re unfamiliar or uncomfortable with parametric EQs, and they’re rarely fully explained. I’ll explain and demonstrate below, and you can use the information to improve your EQ adjustments, and in turn your mixes.
Read the full article here.