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SubKutz says

Here’s a pretty decent EQ chart I came across. It’s been doing the trick for me lately.

Vocals
Boost:
12kHz (Shelf)
250-500Hz: For presence

Cut:
500-850Hz: just a touch to bring out clarity
800-900Hz: to tame piercing highs in a male vocal
2-3kHz: to tame piercing highs in female vocal

Guitars
Boost:
100Hz: for warmth and power
500Hz: for body
3-4kHz: for edge and bite

Bass
Boost:
100Hz (but no lower)
800Hz: adds presence
3-5kHz: for clarity

Piano
Boost:
10kHz: adds sparkle and air
5kHz: for presence (best on solo)
100Hz: good for adding drive to rock pianos

Cut:
200-500Hz: reduces muddieness

Kick Drum
boost:
100Hz: for punch
6-8kHz: for slap

Snare
Boost:
100Hz: for punch
5kHz: for presence
10kHz: for splash

Hi Hats n Cymbals
Boost
5kHz: for presence
7-12kHz: for clarity and air

Overheads
Boost
2.5-5kHz: for presence
10-12kHz: for air

Cut
200-300Hz: to reduce crowding

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ADG3studios Envato team says

Very useful info :)

Thanks subKutz!

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Gain-man says

Thanks!!!

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AudioMonks says

My tip: Use your ears instead of a chart…

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NoizMan says

My tip: Use your ears instead of a chart…

Exactly! Every instrument and human voice has its own characteristics. Additionaly, These boost and cut frequencies may vary with the style/genre/mood of the song. I see some really dangerous boost zones in that chart. You have to be careful :)

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MetroMusic says

Come on… there isn’t and can’t be EQ recipe.

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Octopusic says

There are more importants things to mind with Eq like making space in the mix or removing unwanted frequencies. Here you are some useful eq and compression simple tips form loopmasters https://www.loopmasters.com/articles/2031-10-Ways-To-Improve-Your-Production

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savani says

I agree that there is no definite recipe for EQ, but one that I’m sticking with is that cutting frequencies is far more natural than boosting them. As i see it, when cutting you remove something that is there, but with boosting you add something that really isn’t… Especially heavy boosting…it just makes me more problems and make sound more artificial. Of course if that’s what I want, to emphasize something for a tasty effect, I’ll surely boost some frequencies.

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Octopusic says

Of course if that’s what I want, to emphasize something for a tasty effect, I’ll surely boost some frequencies.
If you want to boost an especific frequency it is also cool to saturate it a little bit instead of boosting it.
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Realvoices says

I never followed the advice and clear diagramme. Oh, sorry – I used to do everything by ear :)

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