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3 EQ Tricks for Smoother Distorted Guitars [Metal & Rock]

3 EQ Tricks for Smoother Distorted Guitars [Metal & Rock]

How to Remove Harshness from Metal & Rock Songs Series

This blog series is part 1 of 6 that covers every aspect of removing harshness from rock and metal songs. After watching this complete deharshing series, you will learn everything you need to improve the clarity and punch of your songs.

Part 1: Smoothing Out Harsh Distorted Guitars with EQ

Learn how to EQ the harshest frequencies from distorted rock and metal guitars without having them sound weak. No more fizz, no more hissing.

In the video below, you will learn:

  • How to find harsh frequencies in distorted guitars and how to remove them
  • Broad vs. narrow EQing of guitars depending on harshness
  • How to add presence without adding harshness

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Other Videos to Help You Eliminate Harshness from Your Songs


Part 2: Piercing Bass Guitar

Part 3: Harsh Drum Cymbals

Part 4: Muddy and Ringing Drum Room Mics

Part 5: Sibilant/Harsh Screaming Vocals

Part 6: Cleaning up the Master Bus for Smoother Songs


0:00 Intro
0:35 Other videos in this Deharshing Series
1:25 My Free Plugin Guide Gift for YOU 🎁
2:00 Session
2:25 Where to get Multitracks [Thanks Brian Hood!]
3:00 Finding and Removing Harsh Frequencies in Distorted Guitars
5:00 My Trick for Adding Presence to Guitars Without Harshness

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I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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