Piano Tutorial: How To EQ The Perfect Piano

Continuing on with our “Fundamental Series”, we will take an in depth look at the fundamental frequencies of pianos. Understanding these fundamental frequencies can be a key factor in bettering your engineer skills.

Pianos are a very common instrument found in several genres of music including Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Trap, EDM, Country & so on. This instrument can bring elegance, warmth, & even sparkle & energy to your music, but did you know there are certain frequencies that create problems within your mix when it comes to pianos?

In this video, we discuss a detailed analysis of the fundamental frequencies of a piano. We talk about & demonstrate what specific boosted frequencies will help a piano become more presence in the mix without clashing with the rest of the music. We also take a look at  different frequencies that should be cut to avoid muddiness & overcrowding throughout your mix.

As with any aspect of music, the type of piano & song vary with frequencies; however, these key elements will point you in the right direction of a beautiful sounding piano. Your listeners & fans will appreciate the tastefulness these techniques bring to your piano without overcrowding the other instruments.

Follow along as professional engineer Eric “Realistic” Michael gives you a step-by-step guide on choosing the right frequencies to boost & cut for a piano.


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Realistic is a Music Producer and Engineer located in the Twin Cities. He started out playing guitar and piano in 2003 and has been producing and recording music since 2004. He produces Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, & Dance music. 


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