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EQ Master Class

with Graham Cochrane

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About The Class

the when, why, and how of eq.

Learn the fundamentals of equalization: when to use it, why, and exactly how it works.

In this master class you’ll learn concepts and techniques behind good EQ practices. Graham Cochrane will use stock plugins and share EQ lessons you can apply no matter which DAW you use. You’ll learn about using high-pass and low-pass filters to carve out space for each element in the mix and advanced techniques for making surgical boosts and cuts.

If you want quality mixes, you have to understand how to expertly use EQ. Tune in for EQ Master Class and Graham will show you how.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    EQ in Action

  2. 02

    General EQ Questions

  3. 03

    Use EQ While Tracking

  4. 04

    General EQ Questions

  5. 05

    EQ is Your Power Tool for Mixing

  6. 06

    EQ Mistakes Part I

    There a 4 common EQ mistakes many at-home producers make up - Graham tells you how to avoid them.

  7. 07

    EQ Mistakes Part II

  8. 08

    General EQ Questions

  9. 09

    All Those Knobs!

  10. 10

    General EQ Questions

  11. 11

    Favorite EQ Hacks #1-3

  12. 12

    Favorite EQ Hacks #4

  13. 13

    Favorite EQ Hacks #5-6


Meet Your Expert

Graham Cochrane

Graham Cochrane is a freelance recording and mix engineer living in Tampa, Florida and founder of a lifelong singer/songwriter and musician, his passion for recording and mixing has grown from the bedroom studio, to university (where he studied audio ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    October 2014

    I watched both the compression and the EQ master class, and have several comments to make. First Graham is an excellent teacher, he does a great job of explaining things in a way that anyone can understand. He covers a lot of information in both classes so for many people it would be worth the price of buying the videos. I do wish he would have spent more time talking about more advanced compression techniques. I also wish he would have talked about other ways of getting similar results for those who do not have the options that he has. Things like stacking compressors via re-tracking, I also wish he would have spent more time talking about things like side chain compression, he only briefly talked about it. However if you do not understand compressors or are just inexperienced then you could probably learn a lot as he does cover all the basics real well. To me I didn't learn much about the technical aspects of either compression or EQ, but that could be because I already know a lot I guess, but I loved hearing his philosophies toward EQ, compression and general work flow. I got a lot of confirmation in that what I am doing is the right path, as most of what he does I am all ready doing, so it was good to know that at least there is someone successful doing things the same way. He does have some basic common sense tricks that for many may be a real eye opener. Things like using subtractive EQ, and using HPF, and the use of reference tracks are great advice, and he explains why these things are so important in a very articulate, professional way that anyone could understand. Graham is very professional, very articulate, very personable, and does a great job of explaining things. However it you have much experience and you understand how to use a compressor and you understand why you should use reference tracks, a HPF and other things like that, then you might not learn anything, but if you are not that experienced, or you do not understand how a compressor works, or the proper way of using EQ, then this is the class for you and Graham is the teacher to explain all this stuff in simple terms. I highly recommend this class to anyone who is seeking this knowledge.

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2015

    Graham is great. I subscribe to his newsletter and am a frequent viewer of his videos, but as someone who develops training for a living I'd like to offer a small suggestion. Your users often arrive with a problem and need a solution - now. In this scenario, getting to the point quickly is key. In the sample class offered here, Graham gives the advice: Don't trust presets. Great advice....but it takes almost two minutes to be made. Unfortunately there is often so much here to wade through to get to the essential (show the list of presets to make point...yes.....30 seconds devoted to this....why?) that I give up and Google the topic instead. Lots of great content to be delivered, please oh please take time where it is required and simplify the rest. Thanks

  • PGApromike

    October 2014

    This has been a great class. The stream was awesome, host and instructor all very good at what you do. I have followed Graham the last moths on his site. I get daily tips and find these valuable. I will be getting some of these products very soon as I am having my 8x8 recording booth installed this weekend. Thank you Creative Live and all the behind the scenes staff for bringing us into your studio. Job extremely well done.

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