EQ, or equalisation, is a vital tool in music production. Its primary use is to attenuate unwanted frequencies in a mix or instrument, and to occasionally boost certain frequency bands. Cubase’s EQ effects might seem daunting at first, with their various graphs, filters and nodes, but we’re here to explain their features and demonstrate the multiple ways you can access EQ in the DAW.
In this Cubase Tutorial, Bruce Aisher gives you an introduction to the various ways you can apply EQ to your tracks in Cubase. You’ll learn what EQ actually is, what the different filters, bands and curve shapes are used for and how to adjust them to your needs. You’ll also learn the importance of EQ as a correcting tool, and explore the various different EQs available to you.
With our Cubase Tutorial series, we’re starting with the basics and gradually moving into more advanced and creative techniques, as in our Logic Tips and Ableton Live Tutorials series. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube Channel for weekly updates on new videos and content.
So far, we’ve covered:
- Introduction to Cubase
- Exploring the interface
- Track types and tools
- Cubase instruments
- Getting started with MIDI
- Get familiar with Cubase’s editors
- MIDI editing tools
- Drum Editor
- Make beats with Cubase’s Groove Agent SE
- Insert Effects
- Using Audio Loops
Bruce Aisher is an English music producer, music technology journalist and lecturer. As one half of the duo Brancaccio & Aisher, he has had club hits for labels including Bedrock, Parlophone and his own Player One Records. He regularly contributes to MusicTech content and is one of our Cubase Experts.