Learn the secrets of EQ and make your mixes sound fantastic

Posted by Looperman on 2013-06-14 in Promotions45 Comments34026 Views
Learn the secrets of EQ and make your mixes sound fantastic

Our good friend Ian Shepherd who you might remember from a previous guest blog post where we discussed the loudness war and Dynamic Range Day has been busy creating a brand new video tutorial course where he explains how to unlock your Home Mastering ‘Instinct for EQ’

What is the course about ?

Home Mastering EQ is a “deep dive” into using EQ in mastering with almost 5 hours of downloadable HD videos using a whole new set of musical examples, entirely focused on EQ, EQ and only EQ.

During the course you'll find out ..

  • The crucial step you must take before using any EQ
  • The difference between EQ balance and EQ matching - and why it matters
  • Why analogue and digital EQs are different, and when to use them
  • How to “speak EQ” using keywords to remember how different frequencies sound
  • How to translate the way EQ makes you feel into knowing what your music needs

What is included in each video ?

Video One : Introduction

  • The goal of EQ in mastering
  • A simple rule of thumb that will help you decide what your music should sound like
  • The ten key “pivot” frequencies you should work with first
  • How to decide if you should boost or cut

Video Two : Bass

  • The difference between “punch” and “thump”
  • How EQ affects our perception of the mix – and how it DEPENDS on the mix
  • How to instantly choose the right place to boost the bass – almost every time

Video Three : Mid-range

  • How “Q” values need to change for a natural sound at any frequency
  • How to get a ringing, energetic strumming quality from the guitars
  • The REAL secret of “analogue warmth”

Video Four : Top

  • The dangers of adding top end
  • How to decide between “shelf” or “bell” EQ
  • How hearing too much can tell you what’s missing

Video Five : Techniques

  • Using “mid-side” EQ
  • The dangers of “frequency sculpting”
  • When boosting and cutting at the same time is a worthwhile exercise
  • How to use your “muscle memory” to help remember the right EQ

30 day money back guarantee

There's a 30-day "no questions asked" refund guarantee if you decide it's not for you, and you get to keep anything you've downloaded.

So if you're not sure, why not sign up now and see how you get on ?

How Do I Win This Course ?

We have one FREE copy of the Home Mastering EQ Course available and to be in with a chance of winning it you must do BOTH of the following.

  • Share this page on facebook / twitter / Google plus etc using the share buttons bellow
  • Leave a comment below saying why you would like to win

The competition is open to looperman members only and a winner will be chosen at random Monday 24th June.

Special Introductory Offer – 33% Discount

For a limited time only get 30% off the regular price You pay only $67.00

Click Here to read more information on what you can learn from this 5 hour video course.

Sign Up Now For Only $67.00

Any problems just let us know

Comments 1 - 46 of 46
  1. 3rdNippleMusic
    3rdNippleMusic on Fri 14th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    definitely would be loving to win this one yes please

    thanks guys, cool promotion

    Neal Visher
  2. Looperman
    Looperman on Fri 14th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Dont forget you need to share this page and then comment telling me why you would like to win
  3. PatriciaEdwards
    PatriciaEdwards on Fri 14th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I would like to win to learn the technical end of muzic better. It'd be nice to take things to another level, and cool to learn visually as opposed to reading. I'd definitely like my mixes to sound better!

    Thanks.
  4. Salkizar
    Salkizar on Sat 15th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Always good to learn more...sure i need to get some tips on eq....my hats are always too damn loud..lol
  5. Salkizar
    Salkizar on Sat 15th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    And my kicks are too loud....and my mixes are muddy...aaaarrgh!!!!!!! i wanna win..!!!
  6. Ozzi
    Ozzi on Sat 15th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Off topic but why do eBooks, get rich quick scams and everything in between end with the same number - Whats with the number seven, and why not $69.95?

    They're either $47, $67 or $147..
  7. djvosha
    djvosha on Sat 15th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Shared it!
    And would love to win it too!
    I've realized that howsoever good your individual elements or stems are, until and unless they dance in cohesion, your work is not complete..
    Eq differentiates a good song from a great song...
    And a chance to learn it from a top notch is what is being given away and that too for free!
    Thanx looperman!!!
  8. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Sat 15th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Shared!

    I would be happy to learn what the pro's do with EQ's instead of just flying blind! Mastering is fun, but I know it can get better.
  9. 3rdNippleMusic
    3rdNippleMusic on Sat 15th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    oh, here's why I'd like to win lol:
    http://www.looperman.com/tracks/detail/140350

    needs alot of work
  10. trezx
    trezx on Sun 16th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I want to win because I want to be the best
  11. z3r0regrets
    z3r0regrets on Mon 17th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I want it because it would help me to take my mixes to the next level. I am really passionate about my music; I'd love to make it sound the best it possibly can, and I feel this would really help.
  12. evilarmy83
    evilarmy83 on Tue 18th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I admit my EQ skills are a little uneducated and homemade. Thanx for the opportunity Looperman!!
  13. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Tue 18th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    shared...and I *need* to win because I would love to learn something from Ian Shepherd: he knows what he talks about!

    By the way... this is a great idea: this whole site is about making music and these kind of initiatives really go in the right direction: well done!
  14. drmistersir
    drmistersir on Thu 20th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    i wanna win!!!
    cuz i got 1 good ear, so just "hearing things out" is not quite enough
  15. ProducerAlchemy
    ProducerAlchemy on Fri 21st Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Great Course!!!

    I love how Ian explains! :)

    Good luck to all!
  16. SeaDog
    SeaDog on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Mixing is a tough step when you don't know the techniques and you are guided only by instinct.

    That's why I would like to win: to learn the principles and to obtain more professional mixes.

    Thank you.

    Stefano
  17. ElectronBlue
    ElectronBlue on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Shared. I would love to win this Home Mastering EQ course to help me make my mix better. My music is important to me and also important to my listeners that I get the mix right so I try really hard to make sure it is. However, I lack the knowledge needed to make my tracks stand out from the crowd and they end up being just "OK". This Home mastering EQ course would be just the thing to kick start my music into the pro league. Thank you for offering this course. 12string.
  18. alenwayne
    alenwayne on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I cant share this page via a facebook or anything but I did show it to some very good people. Im sure there are allot of people that would love to learn the secret, I would love to. But I hope that who ever gets to learn them really puts them to use! and I hope that they share the knowledge that they gain from it as well.
  19. Chrelms
    Chrelms on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I shared and I would love a copy of this program so I can start producing the best music the world has ever heard! I'm hungry to learn everything to do with producing the best sound quality possible! I would love this course and I will take what I learn and make some amazing sound and then post it here for all to hear! =D
  20. Looperman
    Looperman on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I counted up the valid entries and chose a number at random which resulted in the winner being

    12String - http://www.looperman.com/users/profile/883744

    Surprised that so few people bothered to be in with a chance of winning. Not exactly a difficult comp to enter :-) Either way Ill line up another promo soon.

    Well done 12String, let us all know how what you think of the Home Mastering EQ course videos once you have had time to view them.
  21. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Congratulations to 12String: now you will be our reference for eq-ing questions :-)

    I also wondered that so few people took part, but I am glad to read that you are still looking for a new promo.

    Ciao, Domenico
  22. PatriciaEdwards
    PatriciaEdwards on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Congrats 12STRING!!!!
  23. ElectronBlue
    ElectronBlue on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Hooraaaa! I actually won some thing. I will let you all know how I get on with the course once I have evaluated it. Thank you Looperman and thank you Home Mastering
  24. ElectronBlue
    ElectronBlue on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    @Looperman: Yes the email address is correct and I can be contacted there. Cheers!
  25. Exias
    Exias on Mon 24th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    I'd love to win and learn because one of the things I'm told I need improvement on the most is my EQ mixing, not to mention it'd be nice to know details about all those knobs... so many knobs... O w O
  26. Looperman
    Looperman on Tue 25th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    @12String - Ive passed on your details and Ian should be in touch shortly.

    For those still entering after its finished its always worth reading the full post :-)
  27. BlueX97
    BlueX97 on Wed 26th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    This is stuff you can learn from youtube. Also, trial and error.
  28. Mahloo13
    Mahloo13 on Fri 28th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Congrats 12String!
  29. Devodale
    Devodale on Fri 28th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    OK! My music always needs......something. Thanks for the opportunity to win more knowledge.
  30. Devodale
    Devodale on Fri 28th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Awww! I just read that I'm too late! We should really take down the 'Competition' link....
  31. ElectronBlue
    ElectronBlue on Sat 29th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Thanks for passing on my details Looperman. When I get the download details and I have looked at the video I will do a write up for the Family.
  32. TROM8
    TROM8 on Sun 30th Jun 2013 - 1 year ago
    Shared! :)
  33. Indozizz
    Indozizz on Mon 1st Jul 2013 - 1 year ago
    i really can use this, making melodies i love, but any technical happenings i really suck :(
  34. slreight
    slreight on Sun 7th Jul 2013 - 1 year ago
    I'm a volunteer sound tech at church and just started producing at home ... EQ is one of the most challenging things and I would love to learn more.
  35. ElectronBlue
    ElectronBlue on Mon 8th Jul 2013 - 1 year ago
    It's been two weeks and I have not been contacted yet. Hellooooo any body out there lol
    Looperman
    Reply by Looperman Can you confirm that you have access to the vids now. I know Ian has sent you the details
  36. Alternator1984
    Alternator1984 on Wed 10th Jul 2013 - 1 year ago
    I need much to learn about EQ, how to do things like a PRO. It would make my life easier if i win.
  37. imakemusic123
    imakemusic123 on Wed 7th Aug 2013 - 11 months ago
    My music is good, just lacking a tad bit in mastering quality, could really use this.
  38. ikspirit
    ikspirit on Sun 24th Nov 2013 - 8 months ago
    Is there any extra copies of this video tutorial , That would be one great thing to receive from you fellas !
    here you can find some of my music https://soundcloud.com/humanenigma

    You know i really don't want to damage your ears , I think this videos will do a lot for me... :) you never stop learning .
  39. Smok3y
    Smok3y on Wed 25th Dec 2013 - 7 months ago
    Hey Walla This is awesome =) I also need help with the mastering part of my tracks as well
  40. LoonyGoon1
    LoonyGoon1 on Thu 23rd Jan 2014 - 6 months ago
    Its not that I would like to win. I need to win.
  41. fraproducer
    fraproducer on Tue 28th Jan 2014 - 6 months ago
    fantastic as I would like to learn these techniques at the heart of music and sound that can transmit
  42. NilsLeL
    NilsLeL on Thu 1st May 2014 - 3 months ago
    Hope I win lol:3
  43. mjjaiswal
    mjjaiswal on Fri 16th May 2014 - 2 months ago
    i'd like to win this coz i dont have the money to buy it !
  44. Nytshade
    Nytshade on Sat 17th May 2014 - 2 months ago
    Although I'm late for the competition but Congratulations to 12String. I also believe he has a good reason, so well deserved.
  45. deebomarcuslee
    deebomarcuslee on Mon 19th May 2014 - 2 months ago
    with this, i'll be complete
  46. tshiamolehabe
    tshiamolehabe on Thu 12th Jun 2014 - 1 month ago
    I wana try it
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