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      #992985 - 15/06/12 11:50 AM
Hi guys.

Just after a bit of advice.

I have just started working at a medium size venue.
All the graphics i use are powered of there digital desks (ls9,m7 and digi design venue)
As i am new there i normally get put on monitors.
I am finding it hard to find the right frequency to reduce when feedback etc happens.
All the other engineers can just say. oh that's 5k or thats 1k etc i reduce that frequency and 9 times out of ten it's the offending frequency.
I seem to struggle doing this.
Does anybody know a good way of trying to learn this or is it just something that will come with time?
I have thought about trying to download a test tone with 31 bands on it,but cannot find one.

Anybody have some advice or know where i could download what i need.

Many thanks in adanvace

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Re: eq'ing new [Re: dirtyfunka]
      #992988 - 15/06/12 11:59 AM
get a friend to help with this..

get a white noise generator, put it through a graphic EQ and feed it to a speaker. Then get your friend to turn up one of the EQ sliders and you take a guess at which frequency. Keep going until you get it right everytime... then replace the white noise with some music and keep practising.


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Re: eq'ing new [Re: dirtyfunka]
      #992994 - 15/06/12 12:25 PM
There's a freeware ear-trainer for feedback-finding.

Also a paid-for one, which IMO doesn't add enough to be worth paying for (although YMMV).

There's also an iPhone app that does the same kind of thing.

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Re: eq'ing new [Re: dirtyfunka]
      #993144 - 16/06/12 11:28 AM
The iPhone app EQ Trainer has helped me learn the frequencies. There are several other good apps.

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Re: eq'ing new [Re: dirtyfunka]
      #993174 - 16/06/12 02:46 PM
I've also used Harman "How to Listen" with some success when helping people tune their ears... see here: How To Listen

The older I get, the better I used to be

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