Equalizer settings, a simple yet confusing configuration of audible frequencies. Equalizer may be a set of graphical strings on a screen or rarely on a box-type equalizer. Equalizers are used to control (amplify or reduce) a specific frequency. Apart from their presence in professional audio kits, they are rarely seen outside. Therefore very less no. of people know the basics of equalizer settings.
Let us dive into the basics.
Equalizer Settings – Know the Strings
The strings in equalizers have a slider that can be rushed up and down. The slider when pushed up boosts the particular frequency and cuts it when pushed down. Generally, the leftmost string controls the lowest-frequency. Push up the slider if you love deep, soft bass. As one moves towards right the frequency increases. The rightmost string controls the highest frequency. Here is an example of an equalizer.
Interpreting the Strings
The audible frequency range for Human ears is 20 Hz – 20 KHz. The sounds falling within range can be heard by humans. The equalizers generally operate within these ranges. The picture above will be used to decode the strings, starting from the lowest frequency to the highest.
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Why is setting an Equalizer is important?
Suppose you buy a high-end audio device (say subwoofer) and spend thousands on that device. After installing it in your car or at home, you are anxious to shatter the window-panes. But you realize that the output you expect is not there. The reason is that you are not feeding the right frequency to your sub. Here the equalizer comes to the rescue. All you have to do is push that 31 Hz string up and you are ready to break the glass. Moreover, you can also use the equalizer if you don’t want to spend much on a high-end device, but still want to feel the thump. All you have to do is adjust the equalizer according to the output of the device.
Few Useful Tips On Equalizer Settings
(a). The low-end devices do not respond to low-frequencies well. In that case pull the intermediate bass strings up keeping the low-frequency string down to a level where the woofer makes less distortion.
(b). The low-end devices respond to Nuisance band overwhelmingly. Try to keep the string as down as possible.
(c). High-end devices are coupled with amps. Tn that case, to maximize the impact, pull down the nuisance band and the low frequency string up. You will definitely feel the thump.
(d). Remember the nuisance band also contains some important frequencies. Do not lower it too much.
Here are a few orientations.