At 1/3/13 10:53 PM, MatrixGravity wrote:
At 1/3/13 08:25 PM, stunkel wrote:
Not really.. I don't want to simply turn a knob. I want to know what it is the knob is doing. I want to have technical knowledge of what is happening when I "turn a knob." I have been "turning knobs" for 3 years of producing music, and it hasn't taught me anything. That's why whenever I use an EQ for example, I'm just "turning knobs" but I don't know what the hell the EQ is actually doing and If someone asked me, "what does an EQ" do, I wouldn't even be able to explain it to them because I only understand it by ear. I'm trying to understand things from a technical aspect. So that's why I'm trying to learn all of this terminology because I know it will help me understand what I'm actually doing. Only problem is, all the music terminology is explained in a very technical manner and very hard to understand, so I don't really know what approach to take at this point.
Just follow your ear and turn knobs to your liking.Quote of the year by Samulis
EQ stands for Equalizer. It levels out the frequencies of a sound. Deep bass sounds have a low frequency (measured in hertz (Hz) a bass will range from 80Hz to 250Hz) mids cover 250Hz to 4,000Hz, upper goes from 4kHz to 20kHz.
When you play with those knobs (snicker, snicker) you raise and lower their presence, or how loud they sound. So if you have a singer, for example, it does no good to have a bunch of bass, or high tones present; you want the good stuff from about 4,000 to 6,000HZ louder and everything else quieter.
Of course, everything in moderation, and while there is a bit of math (physics of sound) involved, really the sole determining factor is your ear, as was stated earlier.