Learning EQ Part 3 – Manipulating Harmonics

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.  

  1. Frequency is how many times the wave vibrates back and forth per second.
  2. An octave is a doubling of frequency
  3. 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.  

  1. How does each harmonic relate to the fundamental?
  2. 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.

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