? about stupid eq tricks

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Member Since: Jul 25, 2005

In the article stupid eq tricks . . . whats a good setting for Q . . . I use cubase and its set to 0.7 . . . . also the part about elec guitar, does it work for clean and distorted?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 25, 2005 06:42 am

Depends on the application, for much EQing Iuse a wide, gentle Q, for things like the 2.5k boost on distorted guitar I use a tight Q...just see what sounds best.

edit0r
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Since: Aug 17, 2004


Jul 25, 2005 09:19 pm

I use a Wide Q (lower number) for boosting and a high Q for Cutting frequencies.

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jul 25, 2005 10:50 pm

My parametric eq in Cool Edit is preset at a Q of 2 and that's what I generally use, though I tweak it here and there when needed.

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Since: Jul 25, 2005


Jul 26, 2005 05:05 am

thanks guys . . . another ? . . . are all Q's consisitant with other eq plug-ins? . . . would a -3db cut at 0.7 Q in cubase have the same results as an eq plug-in pro-tools?

Hold 'Em Czar
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Since: Dec 30, 2004


Jul 26, 2005 11:42 am

yep, Q is a standardized function....although i'm not sure on the specifics, and i'm sure there a few programs that don't adhear to the standard...but most "pro" apps do....and a q of 1.5 will mean the same thing from one eq to the next. usually.

edit0r
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Since: Aug 17, 2004


Jul 27, 2005 04:06 am

Q is just a fancy way of stating how many octaves (or Hertz.) the EQ curve will effect before it hits the turnover F.

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Since: Jul 25, 2005


Jul 27, 2005 04:44 am

thanks for the info

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