Magic Frequencies Cheat Sheet
Knowing the ranges and frequencies of instruments is essential for achieving a clean mix. Every instrument has “magic” frequencies, which bring out the true character of a sound, if boosted. Certain frequencies need to be cut, since they create undesirable results, such as harshness or mud. This “cheat sheet” is a handy reference guide for pinpointing these frequencies, and a great reference for mixing. At the end of the day though, always remember that there are no hard and fast rules in mixing, and you should always trust your ear!