GarageBand Plugin Tutorial – The Visual EQ

GarageBand Plugin Tutorial – The Visual EQ

October 10, 2019 22 By Bernardo Ryan


hello it’s Patrick here from the
GarageBandGuide.com in this video I’m gonna show you how to get to grips with
garage bands visual EQ balancing EQ between potentially lots of tracks in
your projects isn’t easy thankfully GarageBand is well equipped
for the task you have a couple of options when it comes to EQ but I’m
gonna focus on garage bands excellent built-in visual EQ for this video you
can access the visual EQ from the plugins menu and smart controls or
there’s a dedicated window for end smart controls you just have to click the EQ
tab there are a number of controls to work with here keep in mind before we
get started though that on the left hand side is where you’ll be working with
bass or lower frequencies and on the right hand side is where you’ll find all
of the higher frequencies these are your high pass on the left hand side and low
pass on the right hand side filters using these will cut out any frequencies
below or above the point that you set these are shelf filters they apply an
equal volume change beyond the selected frequency that you choose these are peaking filters you can use
these to make targeted cuts or boosts to a particular frequency range that you’ve
selected when activated the analyzer gives you a
real-time image of the frequencies under volume and your track this is great for
pinpointing overpowering or weak frequencies to work with the q-value
will adjust the width of the frequency range that you’re selected EQ point will
affect you can change the Q value by selecting an EQ point then clicking on
the Q value to adjust the smaller the number the wider the frequency range
will be like most of garage bands built-in
plugins the visual EQ has a ton of presets that you can use as a starting
point to work from there split into different instrument categories like
drums keyboards and guitars as well as some mastering presets and some handy
issue-specific presets – here’s an example of me putting some of these
presets to use and how I tweaked them to better fit the tracks that I’m working
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garage bands vigil EQ do you use the visual EQ in your projects or did you
prefer an alternative leave a comment below and let me know I’ve been Patrick
from the GarageBandGuide.com and I’ll see you next time bye for now