Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

Different-types-of-equalizer-filters-5 Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

Different types of equalizer filters and their uses.

Equalizer it’s a piece of gear or software used to shape the tone of the sound

it’s considered to be the mixing and mastering engineer best tool

Today, the equalizer has so may types like the parametric, paragraphic, graphics equalizer, etc.

whichever you use they have different types of equalizer filters

Examples of paragraphic equalizer is the waves “Q” series.

WAVES-Q10 Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

A typical example of the parametric equalizer is the waves SSL equalizer or the pro tools Eq3

WAVES-SSL-EQ Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

While the graphic equalizer example are the cubase GEQ-10/GEQ-30

geq-10_geq-30 Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

Now that we are familiar with some types of equalizer, it’s time to dive

into the concept of this tutorial which is the Different types of equalizer filters and their uses,

Equalizer filters

This filter consists of high pass filter (HPF), low shelf filter, bell filter. Low pass filter (LPF),

and low shelf filter and Peak or Bell filter.

These are the different types of equalizer filters I will be teaching you on how to use.

1, High pass filter or HPF for short, Is an effect of the equalizer when

Different-types-of-equalizer-filters-3 Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

engaged or enable cuts everything at a specific point to the lowest part of

the music spectrum,

for example if my hpf is engaged or enable on

100hz automatically everything below the 100hz will be rolled off as its

name implies it’s a filter that allows only the highs region to pass through

without being affected

you can set the shape of roll-off gently or aggressively depends on your choice 6db 12db, 24db, 36db octave

Nevertheless, you can start to experiment with different types of equalizer

filters

Understanding Different Types of equalizer filters

2, low shelf filter is almost like the hpf but this type of filter lowers or

low-shelf Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

boosts the point it’s engaged with till the lower region. Say for example

If we to decides to lower or boost the bass region without a complete cut we use the low shelf filter to do the magic

3, The Bell or Peak filter is also used to dip or boost frequency around where it is set.

Different-types-of-equalizer-filters-2 Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

The bell/peak filter has a very special parameter called the “Q” factor this function allows you to narrow or widen your cut or boost.

Say for example we notice a honky sound in our element and we need to engage or activate

our equalizer around 1k, for example, we can dip or cut some

decibels out and with the aid of the Q factor we can narrow the cut

In general, when cutting you need a narrow Q factor and when

boosting it’s better to use a wider Q factor, so many different types of equalizer filters operates differently

3, The low pass filter is the opposite of the high pass filter, this filter is used to cut off anything above where it’s set.

Different-types-of-equalizer-filters-4 Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

For example, if it’s set around 12k automatically everything above the 12k region will be rolled out,

5, High shelf, it’s also the opposite of low shelf but in the opposite direction,

Different-types-of-equalizer-filters-7 Different types of equalizer filters and their uses

It allows you to lower or increase the sound at any given point set towards the high region of the sound spectrum.

Learning different types of equalizer filters and their uses can really make your job easier

I might have forgotten something please kindly share your comment below and please share.

Leave a Reply