Now that we have learned to hear harmonics, let's put it into action using a complex sound.
When you're first learning about EQ it’s very helpful to use a cheat sheet of notes in Hertz. You can find a handy cheat sheet here.
It’s helpful to recap what we learned in the first two tutorials.
- Frequency is how many times the wave vibrates back and forth per second.
- An octave is a doubling of frequency
- A harmonic is an overtone accompanying a fundamental tone at a fixed interval. This interval is the fundamental frequency.
We also learned the two most important questions to ask when using an EQ.
- How does each harmonic relate to the fundamental?
- How does each harmonic relate to other tracks in the mix?
In this video, we take a look at using harmonics in a moving guitar part.
To follow along with the video below please make sure you are using quality speakers in a treated room or headphones. Room nodes can amplify this is a way that is undesirable.