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Postby dirtyfunka » Fri Jun 15, 2012 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

Postby Bossman » Fri Jun 15, 2012 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

Postby grab » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:25 pm

There's a freeware ear-trainer for feedback-finding.

http://sft.sourceforge.net

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

http://www.soundchefpro.com/

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

http://itunes.apple.com/md/app/silver-ears/id507809287?mt=8
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Re: eq'ing

Postby aekoi » Sat Jun 16, 2012 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

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:46 pm

I've also used Harman "How to Listen" with some success when helping people tune their ears... see here: How To Listen
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