Equalizers are found in your phone, audio player, theater system, and car, but it lacks an instruction manual. With a little knowledge, you can tweak your audio and fall in love with it all over again.
1. What is an Equalizer Used For?
- It can be used as a creative tool or a correction tool, depending on your use of the device. Some of the uses are:
- It helps in removing some frequencies to enable sound mix well. It can cut the frequencies of a guitar in order to create more room for guitar’s frequency content
- It is used to zoom in problem frequencies.
- Separate two recordings that would otherwise sound similar can be helped by the controls on the mixing console.
Equalizers have the ability to boost and isolate certain frequencies. As an audio filter, it can lower frequencies and also leave them unchanged. They are found in different arrays of electronic devices such as
- Studio mixing board
- Guitar pedals
- Car stereo system
- Home stereo system
- Guitar pedals or rack effects
- Studio mixing boards
- Instrumental amplifiers (guitar, bass, keyboard, etc.)
It can also change the color of an audio signal and make vocals more articulate by boosting the treble frequency range. By boosting base frequencies, it can make a song sound deeper. It can be used to remove high pitched buzz of the fluorescent lighting fixture.
An equalizer can make vocals more articulate by boosting the treble frequency range. Sometimes, it can be used to remove certain sounds from a recording, like the high pitched buzz of fluorescent lighting fixtures.
Now that you know how an equalizer works and how it solves certain problems, you can mix audio tracks and highlight vocals, solo instruments, and a rhythm section to your liking. By providing a sufficient boost or reduction to those frequencies, the outcome won’t hinder the main musical composition.
2. What does an equalizer do?
High-pass filters and low-pass filters: Just as the names imply, these are very simple. High pass filter blocks out low frequency allowing high frequencies to pass through unencumbered. On the other hand, a low pass filter does the opposite. It blocks out high frequencies and allows low frequencies to pass through.