Disclosure: when you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Sound Engineering Level 2 – EQ (Equalizer)

Learn how to EQ anything using a variety of different types of audio equalizers and EQing techniques
(1 reviews)
9 students
Created by Liam Davin


CourseMarks Score®







Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 3h 27m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

Top Audio Equalization courses:

Detailed Analysis

CourseMarks Score®

9.8 / 10

CourseMarks Score® helps students to find the best classes. We aggregate 18 factors, including freshness, student feedback and content diversity.

Freshness Score

10.0 / 10
This course was last updated on 4/2021.

Course content can become outdated quite quickly. After analysing 71,530 courses, we found that the highest rated courses are updated every year. If a course has not been updated for more than 2 years, you should carefully evaluate the course before enrolling.

Student Feedback

9.7 / 10
We analyzed factors such as the rating (5.0/5) and the ratio between the number of reviews and the number of students, which is a great signal of student commitment.

New courses are hard to evaluate because there are no or just a few student ratings, but Student Feedback Score helps you find great courses even with fewer reviews.

Content Score

9.2 / 10
Video Score: 8.1 / 10
The course includes 3h 27m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 2 hours 32 minutes of 10 Audio Equalization courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 10.0 / 10

The top online course contains a detailed description of the course, what you will learn and also a detailed description about the instructor.

Extra Content Score: 9.5 / 10

Tests, exercises, articles and other resources help students to better understand and deepen their understanding of the topic.

This course contains:

0 article.
46 resources.
0 exercise.
0 test.

Table of contents


Sound Engineering Level 2 – EQ (Equalizer)
This course makes EQ theory understandable, and gives many practical examples and comparisons. Instead of just giving settings for EQs, this course provides the knowledge so that the student can work out their own settings for any given situation. It gives a solid grounding, moving forward in the use of EQ

A comprehensive breakdown of everything you will learn in every section of this course
A recommendation to do the course in the order it’s presented to get the most out of it and why
How to contact the tutor if you have any questions.
Section 2: Frequencies
Spectrum Analyzers
Using one plugin and two audio files
What is a Spectrum Analyzer, what it does, and how it can be useful
A description of the plugin
A step by step guide to setting up the plugin
Saving settings as a pre-set
Useful features of the plugin
Solving a problem using the Spectrum Analyser and the Reaper EQ
Harmonic Series Part 1
The plugin and audio file that are used
The different ways and terms of measuring the capability of human hearing
The direct relationship between frequencies and musical notes
What the harmonic series is
An explanation of the Harmonic Series Chart
Harmonic Series Part 2
Hearing the different harmonics within an audio note
What effect it has when the different harmonics are turned down
Having a first look at a spectrogram
Using the EQ to remove individual harmonics and hearing the difference it makes
Frequency Ranges
Explanation of what’s on the screen
Dividing the sound into 3 frequency ranges
Listening to how cutting the different frequency ranges sounds
Using the EQ to boost the high frequency

Section 3:  EQing Effectivel7
High Pass Filters
High Pass Filters on vocals
The plugins being used in this lesson
Why you use a high pass filter when it’s hard to hear any difference
Looking and listening to below the turnover frequency
What we are listening to
The two main reasons to use a High Pass Filter
Shelf EQs
High shelf and Low shelf Eqs
What they are really effective for
Alternative ways to achieve a similar effect
Listening to and fine tuning the EQ
Examples using High and Low shelf EQs
Frequency Sweeping Part 1
Why we use frequency sweeping
The three different frequency sweeping techniques
How each of them work
Using solo and sweep with Reaper’s EQ and then with SPAN.
Frequency Sweeping Part 2
Frequency sweeping for problem solving to be turned down
Enhancing “sweet spots” by turning them up
Bell EQ
A closer look at the Bell EQ and extending its usefulness
Using two Eqs to change the shape of a Bell EQ and hearing the effect
How the ColourEQ works
All its functions and its pros and cons
EQing by Microphone Placement
Looking at what an EQ is
How to alter the tone of the audio with careful microphone placement
Listening to how the different mic placements affect the recording
Combining different microphones
Section 4: Frequency Juggling
Lecture 13 Frequency Masking
Using two audio files and two plug-ins
Looking at how the new plug-in works
Understanding why we use frequency juggling
Examples of when frequency juggling isn’t wanted
Visuals of different instruments playing the same note
Panning option pros and cons
Pitch shift option
Boosts and Filters
Frequency juggling within the context of a small mix
Where to use EQ boosts and why
Using frequency sweeping to find the nice and less nice sounding frequencies
Listening to before and after using EQ
Using Filters to affect the backing vocals and make them blend with the rest of the track
Kick and Bass
Explanation of basic filtering of the tracks used in this lecture
Listening to tracks with and without kick and bass
Looking at the spectrum analyser to see the frequency ranges in the kick and bass
Using boosting and cutting to help both kick and bass to be clearly heard
Section 5: Spectral Editing
Spectral Editing Intro
The audio and plugin used in this lecture
What Spectral Editing means
Looking at the various ways of visualising audio
Information about Spectro
Opening the plugin
An example of the plugin in action
Spectral Editing – Fixing
Example of fixing in action in a drum loop
Example of fixing in action in a guitar loop
An overview of Spectro and the buttons not already covered
Demonstrations of the fixes
Spectral Editing – Enhancing
The audio used in this session
Where we want to enhance
Before and after using the enhancement
Section 6: EQ-ing With Your Ears
The huge importance of training your ears, rather than completely relying on visual aids
An introduction to this section
An in-depth explanation of the SSQ plug-in (with minimal visual aids) used in this section
Exercise 1, Single Track
Starting by EQ-ing a single track
Watching volume levels and why
Deciding on beefing up the kik and making it tighter
Enhancing the ride cymbal
A full explanation of what I am doing with the SSQ plug-in
Listening to the “before” and “after”
Exercise 2, Mixing
Mixing a section of the multi-track session just using EQ and to show what a big part EQ plays when mixing
Using and naming the 6 tracks being used
The plugin which will be used
Referring to many techniques used in previous lectures
A point to remember when Mixing
Getting a general mix before EQ-ing
Listening to the drum overheads and using EQ to adjust and balance
Listening to the bass, and making both the bass and the drums work well together and hear each clearly
Making sure the guitar and bass can be heard clearly
Bringing in the snare
Listening and EQ-ing the rhythm guitar
Listening and EQ-ing the lead guitar
Using EQ to sit well together


• Internet connection
• A laptop
• Speaker/Headphones
• An audio interface (optional)

You will learn

✓ How to use Spectrum Analysers for analysing and problem solving
✓ The Harmonic Series
✓ Frequency Ranges and their effect
✓ Frequency Sweeping – techniques and uses
✓ High Pass Filters and why we use them
✓ Shelf and Bell Eqs
✓ Eqing by Microphone Placement
✓ Frequency Juggling – how to blend instruments/vocals to form a cohesive mix
✓ Spectral Editing – for both fixing and enhancing
✓ Eqing with your ears – exercises for training your ears

This course is for

• An intermediate level course, designed for students who have completed my beginners course, or who have done any similar introductory or intermediate level course on Sound Engineering
• For those who are on a Sound Engineering & Music Technology Diploma or Degree course, to get a deeper insight and real understanding of EQ (Equalization)
• For those who have their own home studio equipment, and who want to understand about EQ and try out the huge differences that thoughtful EQ-ing can make to their recordings

How much does the Sound Engineering Level 2 - EQ (Equalizer) course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 85% discount on the original price of the course, which was $79.99. So you save $68 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $13.5 of 10 Audio Equalization courses. So this course is 11% cheaper than the average Audio Equalization course on Udemy.

Does the Sound Engineering Level 2 - EQ (Equalizer) course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Sound Engineering Level 2 – EQ (Equalizer) has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Sound Engineering Level 2 – EQ (Equalizer) course, but there is a $68 discount from the original price ($79.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Liam Davin a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Liam Davin has created 3 courses that got 181 reviews which are generally positive. Liam Davin has taught 887 students and received a 4.5 average review out of 181 reviews. Depending on the information available, Liam Davin is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Liam Davin

Sound Engineer and Technical Trainer
Liam Davin is a sound engineer, producer, technical trainer and musician, and has been working in the music industry since the 1970’s. Over the past 25 years whilst working as a sound engineer, he has written and run many successful courses on all levels of sound engineering, music technology and music composition which he runs at his own recording studios, in the South West of Ireland.His live courses are incredibly popular due to the large amount of hands-on time students get, sadly missing from most diploma and degree courses. To counteract this online, Liam provides the links to free, legal plugins (and only the very best ones that he has tested) plus all the audio used in his demos, so students can replicate his every move at home, the closest he can get to giving you a hands-on experience! His courses also unfold clearly, simply and in chronological order, taking the students on a journey, just as if you were attending one of his live courses.As a sound engineer who is also a musician, he can empathise a musician’s desire to learn to record themselves well, and communicates the technical information in an easy-to-understand manner.Liam is passionate about all aspects of sound engineering and music technology, and communicates his enthusiasm through his videos, making them easy and exciting to watch.


CourseMarks Score®







Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 3h 27m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

Students are also interested in

Other courses by ​Liam Davin

Get this widget on your website (for course creators):

Sound Engineering Level 2 - EQ (Equalizer) rating
Copy this code and paste it to your website:
<a href="https://coursemarks.com/course/sound-engineering-level-2-eq-equalizer/" target="_blank" title="Sound Engineering Level 2 – EQ (Equalizer) on Coursemarks.com"><img border="0" src="https://coursemarks.com/widget/98.svg" width="200px" alt="Sound Engineering Level 2 – EQ (Equalizer) rating"/></a>