3 Tips On How To Use Low End EQ While DJing

3 Tips On How To Use Low End EQ While DJing

Many people are curious as to how to make clean and tight transitions when making a mix. They often don’t know how to do this, but it really comes down to a simple technique. That technique is all in the low end EQ knob. Don’t get me wrong, you can use all the EQ knobs to improve your mixes, but using the low end knob will help un-muddy the mix.

This is due to conflicting low end when you mix two songs together. More specifically, the bass lines of each track. For example, if you’re mixing track 1 into track 2, track 1’s bass line will conflict with track 2’s bass line. Now, if you remove track 1’s bass line when mixing it into track 2, then the bass lines won’t conflict! Furthermore, after mixing track 1 and track 2 for a bit, remove track 2’s bass line, then bring back in track 1’s bass line. This will create an ultra smooth mix and make sure both bass lines never interfere with each other.

 

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A few more tips:

  • Make sure the transition is musical (bring in or pull out the bass lines while staying within the 4, 8, 16, 32 beat count).
  • Don’t be afraid to leave a little low end in on the one you have cut out. Sometimes leaving a little low end will create a fuller sound… Use your ears!
  • Practice this with two tracks and you’ll hear the difference… It takes time to get it down, so practice, practice, practice!
DJ Whrr
DJ Whrr
Starting at the ripe age of 15, I (DJ Whrr) started my DJ career. After buying up high quality equipment and teaching myself how to mix, I soon hit the DJ scene. From DJing graduations and weddings, to clubs and house parties, I tried it all! I have performed at many venues including the Filmore in Detroit, MI the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI and 5th Quarter in Ann Arbor, MI (if you want me to connect you with any of these venues, I’ll do my best – just shoot me an email in the lower right-hand corner). Finally, I also taught DJing at the University of Michigan for a little while. All these things inspired me to create How to DJ Quickly for DJs to learn online. However, aside from DJing, I am passionate about teaching others. This is why I created How to DJ Quickly. Starting out DJing can be tough (trust me, I know). Whether you are confused about DJ Equipment, How To Mix, How To Mix Like A DJ, Getting DJ gigs, or just need General DJ News, Tips, and Tricks and information about the DJ Lifestyle, I will help you! I know what it is like to be a each skill level and I want to help all! This is why beginners, novices, and experts can use How to DJ Quickly to learn more about DJing! Like I said, I am here to help, so if you have any questions, please email me using my email which you can find on my: "Questions? Contact Me." page. Check out How to DJ Quickly for more!
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