When considering EQ settings, many students are puzzled by where to start. We are often asked “how can I EQ this instrument?” or “what are rules of Equalization for drums and bass?” Should you use an MPC, Triton, Motif, as well as other hardware gear, the following tips can put but are that should be left to the very last mix stage within your Software Sequencer (Cubase, Sonar, Logic, ProTools, etc).
The key facet of music production equalizer settings & mixing is the reduced shelving or hi pass filter function. These traits can be used for cutting frequencies and they are included as standard features in virtually all Equalizers. When an element in the mix is left untouched, it may well contain unheard frequencies which could restrict the punch, clarity, loudness and with the mix.