At 2/17/13 08:20 AM, SourJovis wrote:
The best solution for avoiding similar frequency instruments drowning each other out is in the composition itself.
This is great advice, but some of us are audio engineers, and in our day-to-day work, we can't always alter the composition. We're handed audio and it's our job to make it work, no matter what. I'm currently only interning, but I can already see how important tricks like EQ and Compression are to fixing bad audio in the mix.
I still say that properly recorded sound doesn't need EQ.
For the musicians, here's an interactive, intuitive explanation of the different frequency bands and the most important instruments that sit within them. n.n
Learn it. At the bottom, there are descriptive words of different sonic characteristics. Best thing ever.