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    Ive always had trouble when it comes to EQ.

    Can someone tell me if there will ever or should ever be a point in a mix when 2 sounds occupy the same frequency range? or should they all always be serperated in a mix?

    I hope I made this question understandable enough. Thanks in advance

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    There will almost always be more than one sound in any given frequency range. If you have a vocal track and a guitar track, they are going to overlap in frequencies. It's a matter of using eq sweeps to find the frequencies that are too pronounced or that build up too much between the tracks, cut those frequencies. Boost frequencies that best contribute to the characters of each instrument.

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    what are the most common frequencies to cut when clean up your vocals and i pretty mono to so when i rap a tone stands out that i wanna cut or compress but when i do my vocals sound muddy and too low and what frequencies will make my vocals stand out after i compress or cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by treofspades View Post
    what are the most common frequencies to cut when clean up your vocals and i pretty mono to so when i rap a tone stands out that i wanna cut or compress but when i do my vocals sound muddy and too low and what frequencies will make my vocals stand out after i compress or cut
    Anyone able to translate that? I'll settle for any known language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treofspades View Post
    what are the most common frequencies to cut when clean up your vocals and i pretty mono to so when i rap a tone stands out that i wanna cut or compress but when i do my vocals sound muddy and too low and what frequencies will make my vocals stand out after i compress or cut
    There's not really any standard frequencies - every situation is unique. I hate those EQ recipe sheets. The best way to figure it out is to use a parametric/swept EQ and sweep up and down to find out where the mud is and where the presence is and where the brightness is. EQ according to what you find to make it sound the way you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMI View Post
    Anyone able to translate that? I'll settle for any known language.
    Haha believe it or not that's a actually a question

    When he raps, a certain frequency stands out, so he cuts it. But then his voice sounds muddy and low. He wants to know what frequency to cut or how to compress it.

    Have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMI View Post
    Anyone able to translate that? I'll settle for any known language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitaristic View Post
    Haha believe it or not that's a actually a question

    When he raps, a certain frequency stands out, so he cuts it. But then his voice sounds muddy and low. He wants to know what frequency to cut or how to compress it.

    Have fun
    I'd want to hear an example from the OP, the problem could well be a room resonance in which case EQ won't be the long-term cure. It would be good to know what mic is being used too - so many cheap LDCs have brightness but lack presence and air.

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    That wasn't the OP. The OP is actually able to put a proper sentence together. The jibberish was asked by someone else hi-jacking the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMI View Post
    That wasn't the OP. The OP is actually able to put a proper sentence together. The jibberish was asked by someone else hi-jacking the thread.
    He may be related to James Brown.
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