Understanding of hi-shelf equalizer

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Member Since: Jan 19, 2010

I'm currently using the waves Q4 paragraphic equalizer on drums and I'm slightly confused about the use of the hi-shelf filter on them. My understanding of the hi-shelf filter is that it cuts the frequencies below the cut-off frequency and boosts the frequencies above the frequency,yet if I use a hi-shelf filter at the 6KHz range, lots of the frequencies below the 6KHz are getting through. Could someone explain this or do I have the wrong understanding of a hi-shelf equalizer.

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Typo Szar
Since: Jul 04, 2002

Jan 19, 2010 10:45 am

It doesnt cut the frequencies below, it just boosts the frequencies above (ofoucrse that is if ur boosting, if ur cutting then it will cut the freqs above) the movement is only in the "shelfed" frequencies. This ofcourse also depends on teh plug and how tightly it does its shelfing, but with waves it should be quite accurate.

since ur not cutting the lower frequencies, they will still be there and remember that eq isnt exactly cut and dry, it doesnt necessarily rid or emphasize frequencies but changes their "relationships"

MASSIVE Mastering, LLC
Since: Aug 05, 2008

Jan 19, 2010 12:10 pm

It's all really well explained in the manual that came with the software...

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