So I’m gradually making a lot of progress with recording (my own) stuff using Cubase (7).
I’m having a lot of fun.
I noticed on the cubase 7 instructional video it talks about mixing the guitar right.
My question is when mixing (in general), what are some signs that a certain frequency is casuing issues? On the eq screen, will you see music waves moving over the horizontal (green) line ? Sure I can use the pre-sets but I wont learn taht way!
1-Use the goog and read up/watch vids on as much basic C7 ‘E.Q’. stuff as you need/can.
personally my eq challenge is, (among many) having probs with ride cymbals and steel string acoustic guitars because they
sometimes ‘sit’ in the same eq range. “ain’t it foggy outside? all the planes have been grounded.”
2-Ask questions on a forum. (you have got that one down already).
3-‘Indicators’ can be useful, but be sure to use use the best plug-in ever made:
Yer ears. If it sounds good to you; it is good.
5-Then play your work for some folks you trust (or post it on-line)
and if it sounds good to them, you are on the right track.
4-Have fun! oh yeah, you said that!
These suggestions are ‘generalities’.
There are some great Cubase minds that hang here
and I’m sure you will get many more specific suggestions/approaches.
Of course, of themselves, presets only are an indication. Using them as a springboard upon which to base some study and experimentation will enable understanding of EQ, which will allow it to be used as a more predictive and creative tool.