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One Minute EQ Trick: Giving Your Guitars Separation and Space in the Mix

This is this week’s final One Minute EQ Trick video, this time a little trick about giving your guitars separation in the mix.

If you have a dense guitar mix where you have multiple tracks of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and lead work you might be having a hard time getting them all to sit together.

Some guitars might be masking others and you can’t get the separation you want where you can really pinpoint what each guitar is doing. It can end up sounding like a very dense, but undefined guitar mix.

A good trick then is to find a separate flattering frequency in the high mids for each guitar. Then you cut that frequency in the other tracks so that each guitar gets to “dominate” one part of the upper middle frequencies.

What you should end up with is a guitar mix that has better separation between guitars because every guitar has a specific spot they occupy mostly to themselves.

Check out the EQ trick in the video and let me know what you think.

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I will be packaging these short videos together in a downlodable package available for all of my EQ Strategies customers so if you haven’t grabbed your copy of EQ Strategies here is where you go:


Just a few reminders and announcements before we take off into the weekend.
EQ Strategies Giveaway – The giveaway ends tonight and if you haven’t entered yet click here to check it out.
The Sound Engineer’s Path – My friend Nathan Lively, who interviewed me a while ago is doing an interesting and free webinar on breaking into the industry and I thought you might be interested.
Topics include:

  • The top 5 most common career paths in audio
  • How to choose which path is best for you
  • The secret to staying the course and the top mistakes that lead us astray
He has two times available to register, here and here.

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