Hey guys! This is Austin Sweet. I'm the lead audio engineer at FxSound. I've put together a quick tutorial on how to use the EQ. You can watch the video above or follow the steps below.
Equalization (or EQ for short) lets you increase or decrease different sound frequencies.
If you want more bass, you can use the EQ to turn up the low frequencies.
And if your audio is harsh you can reduce the high treble range of the EQ.
Or if you want to add some "throaty" mid-range character, you can adjust the... middle frequencies.
We measure different ranges of sound by their Hertz (Hz) value, or in other words, how many vibrations per second produce that frequency. But all you need to know is that lower Hz means lower frequency and pitch, and higher Hz means higher frequency.
With the new EQ, you can adjust the frequency of band. So instead of 9 static frequency values, you can adjust them to your heart's desire.
Once you've spun the rotary wheel to get the perfect frequency, click and drag the EQ thumb to set that frequency's level. You can also hover and scroll with your mouse wheel!
We get asked, "What's the 'right' way to adjust your EQ?" But there's really no right or wrong way to equalize your sound. It comes down to what you enjoy!
So to find your balance, try playing a song, a movie, or some audio that you know by heart. Then just play around! And save your EQ settings as a custom preset once you've found a sound that you like. Then come back later and repeat the process with fresh ears.
You could also try searching for EQ cheat sheets if you want a little more help. But don't treat them as hard rules. They're more guidelines to help you understand which frequencies tend to apply to different tonal and timbral qualities.
And if none of that made any sense, feel free to shoot us an email and we'll be happy to help!