Attention: Home Studio Owners Who Need Help With EQ…
FINALLY: Here’s Your Chance
to Discover How to Use EQ
to Cure Those Embarrassing Mixes
Dear Home Studio Owner:
You’re reading this because you have a sneaky suspicion.
You know that your mixes could be better. You also suspect that the answer to better mixes isn’t simply to “buy better plugins!” Sure, it sounds nice. Sure it helps plugin manufacturers sell their products. But it doesn’t address your core problem.
Here’s what it looks like to buy a shiny new plugin:
You hear so many pro engineers talk about how they use this plugin on all their mixes. So you think to yourself, “If they use it, and they make good mixes, then if I use it, I will make good mixes!” That’s like me saying I could hit the ball like Tiger Woods “if only” I had the same clubs he uses. There’s a disconnect. A problem with the logic.
It ain’t true.
The next thought that pops into your head is something like this: “Are you saying that a $900 EQ plugin isn’t any better than my stock EQ that came free with my recording software?” Nope. Not saying that at all. Just like I wouldn’t argue that a Toyota Corolla is better than a Bentley Continental. But if they’re both a stick-shift, and I don’t know how to drive stick, neither one of them is any good to me.
In the same way, if you don’t know how to effectively use EQ to get the most out of your tracks, it won’t matter if you’re using stock EQ’s or EQ’s yanked directly out of Abbey Road Studios, the result will be the same. You’ll be grinding the gears, messing things up, and probably screaming at the tools.
Oh, and your mixes won’t sound any better.
You may not like what I’m telling you, but deep down you know I’m right. I know because I’ve been there.
I’ve had those late nights. Way too many cups of coffee. Eyes burning. Teeth grinding. Almost to the point of tears from the sheer frustration of wrestling with a mix that refuses to come together. The more you tweak, the worse it sounds.
Then you make a horrible decision. You open up iTunes and listen to your favorite album, and it sounds amazing. Full and rich. You switch back to your mix, and it sounds something has gone horribly wrong with your speakers. You check the cables and settings. “Nope, that’s just the way my mix sounds.”
You start to wonder if you’re getting brain damage from all the times you bang your head on your desk.
This was supposed to be fun.
This was supposed to be a creative outlet.
It feels more like a prison…
Now for some good news…followed by some bad news.
The good news is this: You absolutely CAN create amazing, jaw-dropping, friend-impressing mixes in a home recording studio.
The bad news? It takes a lot of time to get there.
Very few people set up their home studio on Sunday and have a chart-topping hit mix by the following weekend.
Just like learning to play guitar, it takes time and practice.
But there’s another variable you can add to the equation that can (in many cases) speed up the results considerably. What is it? Having a mentor.
No, I’m not talking about weekly cups of coffee and long walks.
I’m simply referring to following someone who’s gone before you. Someone who has figured a lot of this stuff out. Someone who can shorten your journey from frustrated and embarrassed to “holy smokes, did that mix come out of my studio?!”.
What Goes Into a Good Mix?
Obviously there is no magic pill I could give you that would cure all your recording and mixing woes. There’s no single technique or trick that will save the day.
Knowing how to use EQ well won’t solve every problem you’ll ever face in your studio.
But NOT knowing how to use EQ — how to wield to to take your tracks from good to great — will absolutely prevent you from making the music you want to make in your studio.
- Are you tired of creating muddy mixes that sound halfway decent in your studio but horrible in your car?
- Are you tired of mixes that are so harsh that you avoid listening to them on earbuds because it hurts too much?
- Are you tired of being unable to clearly hear each instrument in a mix?
- Are you sick of wasting time recording great tracks, only to have them be lost in a jumbled mess of sound?
- Are you tired of the constant guesswork and frustration that currently describes your mix sessions, of using EQ at random, hoping it will fix the problems, rather than using it with purpose and CONFIDENCE, knowing you can get the sounds you want…at will?
- Do you wish you could play your latest mixes for your friends and family without having to give a bunch of disclaimers, without having that pit in your stomach and the rush of embarrassment that comes from letting others hear your work?
- Do you truly want to believe that you can create good mixes using the tools you own RIGHT NOW, you just need someone to show you how?
Then I need to introduce you to the all new Understanding EQ program.
The Understanding EQ program is designed to help home studio owners get a better grasp on how to use EQ to drastically improve their mixes, all available via instant download/streaming.
What You Get With Understanding EQ:
- 4-Part Understanding EQ Video Series
- Bonus #1 - “My Go-To Frequencies” Video
- Bonus #2 - Multi-Track Audio Files to “Told Me So” from the EQ-Only Mix (See Part 4 below)
- Bonus #3 - EQ-Only Mix PDF Cheat Sheet
4-Part Understanding EQ Video Series
The core material for Understanding EQ comes in 4 parts.
The videos cover everything you need to know about how to use EQ to get fantastic-sounding mixes, including EQ-101 basics, the 7 Pillars of Using EQ, real-world examples, and a chance to see it all in action on a real-world, “EQ-only” mix session.
- What the Various Knobs on an EQ Are, What They Do, and (Most Importantly) How to Use Them to Get Great Results…FAST.
- A Simple (But Ridiculously Powerful) Change That Had a HUGE Impact on the Low End in My Mixes.
- The Safe (& Highly Effective) Approach to EQ-ing ANYTHING.
A “Secret” Technique That Will Instantly Improve Your Ability to Hear and Recognize Different Frequencies.
- A Quick and Easy Way to Set Up Your EQ to Minimize Confusion and Maximize Results (or…How I Mixed an Entire Album by Cutting my EQ Options in HALF)
- How to EQ with confidence instead of randomly turning knobs in hopes of a good sound
"I record and mix much better..."
"Joe, Loved your Understanding EQ and Understanding Compression videos, I record and mix much better because of them both. They have taken my songs from ok "need to get a demo made in Nashville" to we have pitched your latest song (my recording and mix) to many top country music artists.... Thank you."
Jeff Graham, Ohio
In addition to powerful core content of Understanding EQ, when you order today, you’ll also get access to these special bonuses, worth as much (if not more) as Understanding EQ itself.
- Bonus #1 - “My Go-To Frequencies” Video
In this video, I’ll give you the nuts and bolts of exactly which frequencies I tend to EQ on all sorts of different tracks. Eventually you’ll know these by heart, but in the meantime, this video is a “cheat sheet” of sorts to get you started.
- Bonus #2 - Multi-Tracks to “Told Me So”
In Part 4 of Understanding EQ, you’ll get to see everything you learned in action on a real-life mix “EQ-only” mix of a fun tune called “Told Me So.” With your Understanding EQ purchase, you’ll receive the full multi-track audio files to import into your system and mix yourself. Plus…
- Bonus #3 - EQ-Only Mix PDF Cheat Sheet
In addition to getting the tracks from my EQ-Only Mix, you will get a PDF cheat sheet with screenshots of every single EQ setting from my mix. That way no matter what software you use for mixing, you can very quickly and easily match my EQ settings. This is great for those moments when you feel stuck and wish someone would walk in and say, “EQ it like THIS."
"...the quality of my work jumped up instantly..."
"Your Understanding EQ was the first series I bought. And the quality of my work jumped up instantly (after YEARS of plateauing, and listening back to hear all my earlier work sound like I recorded it in a cave). So I recognize (and have experienced) the potential growth that taking action can bring!!
I just wanted to say thanks for your training help in the past and for the push to join HMM now. I'm excited to keep moving and progressing."
Damon Fadjo, Somewhere in the US :)
"...went through your Understanding EQ course
at least three to four times now..."
"I've been following the blog for a few years now, and I bought and went through your Understanding EQ course at least three to four times now, get something new out of it every time! Especially the ear training excersises! Love those!"
Matt Howard, California
All This For Just $47!
For your single payment of $47 today, you'll get Understanding EQ plus access to the bonuses listed above.
Think about it for a minute. You’ve spent well over $147 on just ONE piece of equipment in your studio. Why not invest a little time and money into something that will have a much bigger impact than any new piece of gear or plugin will?
You’re already invested in your studio. Why not invest in yourself, so you can get the most out of your studio?
You could easily spend 30 times the money on a fancy plugin bundle. But I would suggest that you’ll see a more dramatic improvement from investing in yourself over only investing in gear.
"Understanding EQ is what made me what I am today. one of my best investments ever
Thank you Joe"
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The Most Ridiculous Guarantee You’ve Ever Heard Of: Get Noticeably Better Mixes Over the Next Year or I’ll BUY YOU a New Piece of Gear Worth $47
You have a year to try it out. If Understanding EQ doesn’t help you get noticeably better mixes, let us know sometime over the next 365 days, and we’ll offer a FULL refund OR we’ll buy you a gift certificate to your favorite audio retailer for the full price you paid for Understanding EQ.
In other words. either Understanding EQ radically transforms your mixes or you get $47 towards your next toy! You have nothing to lose. I’m taking the risk for you.
“But Joe, won’t people take advantage of you?”
Eh, maybe. But I’m so convinced that Understanding EQ will bring massive improvement to your music over the next year, I'm guaranteeing it.
I hope you'll seriously consider buying Understanding EQ today. It has already helped thousands of people, and I guarantee it'll help you.
Thank you for reading this far. If you're still on the fence about investing in an EQ-training program, I completely understand.
Understanding EQ isn't for everybody. You might not be a right fit.
But if you ARE, click on the order button above and get started. You'll be glad you did.
Founder, Home Studio Corner
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to own Pro Tools?
A: Nope! I actually don't use Pro Tools anymore. These videos were done using Presonus Studio One, but the great part about all my training programs is that they aren't software-dependent. I focus 100% of my attention on teaching concepts. These concepts can be directly applied to whatever software you use. (I've even had people buy Understanding EQ to train live sound folks!)
Q: Will I have instant access to the material?
A: Yes! As soon as you place your order, our system will send you an email with your login information. You can immediately log into the HSC Customer Center and start watching Video #1!
Q: Are the videos streaming only?
A: No! If you prefer to download the videos and watch them offline, we've made that option available to you.
Q: What if you come out with a new version of Understanding EQ in the future? Will I have to buy it again to get access to the new material?
A: No! The way we run Home Studio Corner is like this: once you buy something, you're in. For life. If I release a new version of Understanding EQ in the future that sells for double what you paid, you'll get access to all that new stuff FOR FREE. Forever.
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