My mixes are still really muddy even though I think I’ve panned, compressed, reverbed correctly.
I think the problem is with the EQ. I keep seeing people using high and low pass filters in the EQ and so I do that as well obviously but the EQ diagram doesn’t look like the pictures I keep seeing so I don’t think I’m doing it correctly.
The curves on the pictures I’m seeing are really steep so it just cuts off those frequencies immediately but the curve on my StudioEQ is very gradual so I don’t actually think i’ve added a high/low pass filter.
Here’s what I want it to look like:
You can see the graph is very steep.
But here’s how mine keep looking even when I change the type of EQ:
You can see I’ve tried to cut off the frequencies below 140 and above 12000 but the graph is not very steep so it keeps allowing those frequencies. (btw ignore the fact that pic from the internet is for a hihat and my two pics are for a snare)
Do I need to use the ‘Filter’ insert effect instead or something? If so, would the EQ diagram I’m using at the moment work okay in conjunction with this filter insert?