Channel EQs

  1. EQ Presets
  2. EQ Curve Display
  3. Low, Mid and High Bands

Using EQ

Each KRISTAL mixer channel has its own three-band parametric equalizer or 'EQ', which you can use to 'shape' the sound.

EQ can be used either subtly to fine-tune sounds as an aid to mixing, or 'creatively' as a way of making drastic alterations to the sound.

1. EQ Presets

At the top of the EQ editor window is a pop-up menu from which you can recall several 'presets' e.g.:

The 'load' and 'save' buttons beside the preset menu allow you to save and re-load your own EQ presets. You can save individual presets as *.fxp files, or whole banks of presets as *.fxb files.

2. The EQ Curve Display

EQ Curve Display

The EQ Curve Display (frequency response) is like a 'graph' of the equalization being applied.

The horizontal axis of the graph represents the range of audible frequencies; 'left to right' corresponds with 'low to high'.

The vertical axis represents the amount of 'cut' or 'boost' applied.

3. The Low, Mid and High Bands

EQ Bands The channel EQs allow you to adjust Low, Mid and High frequency 'bands' in the sound independently. Each of the three bands offers the same controls:
  • 'Gain' adjusts the amount of cut or boost to be applied.

  • 'Freq' controls where in the overall frequency spectrum the affected band will be.

  • 'Q' determines the 'width' of the affected frequeny band (i.e. the 'sharpness' of the EQ curve).