When attending a music concert, one of the most annoying things that can happen is the sound of boomy frequencies. Boomy frequencies are low-frequency sounds that cause a vibrating sensation and make the overall mix sound muddy. This can be especially problematic in a large venue and can make it difficult to listen to the music. Fortunately, there are a few ways to mitigate the problem of boomy frequencies and make the concert experience more enjoyable.
My tool of choice to solve such problems is using a parametric EQ pedal. I have an Empress ParaEQ, but you can pick any model you like.
Here is how it goes:
- Set the frequency knob to an average position – like 500Hz.
- Set the Q narrow.
- Turn up the volume of that frequency (500Hz) very loudly.
- Start sweeping your frequency down – 400, 300, 200, etc…
- Somewhere probably below 250Hz or something, you will hear a very loud WWWOOOOOO sound. That’s your problematic frequency. Stop there.
- Turn the volume of that frequency back to center, then cut until the WOOOO gets bearable.
- On another channel, make a “wide” frequency boost “slightly” around that frequency to balance things out.
This approach helped me many times in difficult venues. I hope that it helps you too.
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