THE PRO AUDIO WEB BLOG SAYS: A Quick and Dirty Guide to EQ’ing

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by Aaron Kusterer

A Quick and Dirty Guide to EQ’ing

Treble, mid, bass. High frequency, low frequency. These terms all relate to the EQ (or equalizer) for any sort of aural vibration and its accompanying adjustment. Without going into a large amount of detail on the inner workings of the ear and how it picks up sound, there are good and bad frequencies and the goal of a mix engineer is to make the best parts of his mix stand out to the listener without killing them. Getting a mix to that point though is much easier said than done. First off, you want to have a good, clean recording of all the instruments involved. And secondly, you have to get them to sound nice together through a pair of speakers. One of the first things to do is to utilize an EQ. But before we can start EQing, we need to go over a few pre-EQ concepts.


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WIRED.COM SAYS: Paint Jobs: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Colorful Gadgets

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Paint Jobs: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Colorful Gadgets
by Roberto Baldwin
If Internet chatter is to be believed, Apple is about to drop a rainbow-infused group of iPhone 5Cs on all of us.

While the iPod line has been a colorful experience for a few years now, the iPhone has only been available in black and white. But that’s about to change, it seems. Apple’s going all second-generation iMac on us with the new iPhone 5C. (“C” probably stands for Color. We’ll find out Tuesday.) Depending on the company’s choices, this could be a spectacular way to expand and individualize the iPhone line or a colossal spinning color wheel of disaster.

Apple, of course, is far from the only company trying to inject some color into the often monochromatic world of gadgets. And the results aren’t always pretty. Here are some hits and misses in the realm of color and form.



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The last time I was let go I was so stunned I couldn’t respond.