Cutting Through The Mix
Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:46 PM
Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:07 PM
It's usually when you scoop the mids, sounds great on it's own but when you have high treble and bass these get absorbed by the cymbals, bass guitar, etc.
Then when you're on stage and you need the mids to cut through the highs and lows of the other instruments, where are they .... low on your settings so nobody can hear you.
Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:44 AM
Whoever is on lead might be hogging all the frequencies.
What is the line up?
General not too broad EQ boost of 6k Presence should have you cutting thru.
The lead can get a little narrow 4k treble boost.
On your amp you cut the treble and increase the presence. The lead should cut the presence and boost the treble.
That'll fix it.
You have a perfect right to own 6k. cymbols are at 13k and above plenty. Vocal is at 9-11k depending if male or female with an 8k scoop against silibance
That'l clean things up FOH
Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:33 AM
May as well say it too. Boost the mids but make sure you're not boosting the low muddy mids. Also reduce treble and bass.
Another thing is the bass player. Sometimes they will stomp all over a guitar's frequencies. Even if they are boosting their very low freqs it can still stomp all over you. Sometimes getting the bass right will help more than anything.