Hey, I’m Joe Gilder from Home Studio Corner. Please take a few moments to read this page and see if Understanding EQ is right for you.
You’re reading this because you have a sneaky suspicion.
You know that your mixes could be better. You also suspect that the answer to better mixes isn’t simply to “buy better plugins!” Sure, it sounds nice. Sure it helps plugin manufacturers sell their products. But it doesn’t address your core problem.
Here’s what it looks like to buy a shiny new plugin:
You hear so many pro engineers talk about how they use this plugin on all their mixes. So you think to yourself, “If they use it, and they make good mixes, then if I use it, I will make good mixes!” That’s like me saying I could hit the ball like Tiger Woods “if only” I had the same clubs he uses. There’s a disconnect. A problem with the logic.
It ain’t true.
The next thought that pops into your head is something like this: “Are you saying that a $900 EQ plugin isn’t any better than my stock EQ that came free with my recording software?” Nope. Not saying that at all. Just like I wouldn’t argue that a Toyota is better than a Bentley. But if they’re both a stick-shift, and I don’t know how to drive stick, neither one of them is any good to me.
In the same way, if you don’t know how to effectively use EQ to get the most out of your tracks, it won’t matter if you’re using stock EQ’s or EQ’s yanked directly out of Abbey Road Studios, the result will be the same. You’ll be grinding the gears, messing things up, and probably screaming at the tools.
Oh, and your mixes won’t sound any better.
You may not like what I’m telling you, but deep down you know I’m right. I know because I’ve been there.
I’ve had those late nights. Way too many cups of coffee. Eyes burning. Teeth grinding. Almost to the point of tears from the sheer frustration of wrestling with a mix that refuses to come together. The more tweak, the worse it sounds.
Then you make a horrible decision. You open up iTunes and listen to your favorite album, and it sounds amazing. Full and rich. You switch back to your mix, and it sounds something has gone horribly wrong with your speakers. You check the cables and settings. “Nope, that’s just the way my mix sounds.”
You start to wonder if you’re getting brain damage from all the times you bang your head on your desk.
This was supposed to be fun.
This was supposed to be a creative outlet.
It feels more like a prison…
Now for some good news…followed by some bad news.
The good news is this: You absolutely CAN create amazing, jaw-dropping, friend-impressing mixes in a home recording studio.
The bad news? It takes a lot of time to get there.
Very few people set up their home studio on a Monday and have a chart-topping hit mix by the weekend.
Just like learning to play guitar, it takes time and practice.
But there’s another variable you can add to the equation that can (in many cases) speed up the results consi`derably. What is it? Having a mentor.
No, I’m not talking about weekly cups of coffee and long walks.
I’m simply referring to following someone who’s gone before you. Someone who has figured a lot of this stuff out. Someone who can shorten your journey from frustrated and embarrassed to “holy smokes, did that mix come out of my studio?!”
What Goes Into a Good Mix?
Obviously there is no magic pill I could give you that would cure all your recording and mixing woes. There’s no single technique or trick that will save the day.
Knowing how to use EQ well won’t solve every problem you’ll ever face in your studio.
But NOT knowing how to use EQ — how to wield to to take your tracks from good to great — will absolutely prevent you from making the music you want to make in your studio.
Let me ask you a few questions:
If you answered yes to even a handful of these questions, then you're a prime candidate for the transformation that happens when you take my Understanding EQ course.
The Understanding EQ program is designed to help home studio owners get a better grasp on how to use EQ to drastically improve their mixes, all available via instant download/streaming.
What You Get With Understanding EQ:
4-Part Understanding EQ Series
The core material for Understanding EQ comes in 4 parts.
The videos cover everything you need to know about how to use EQ to get fantastic-sounding mixes, including EQ-101 basics, the 7 Pillars of Using EQ, real-world examples, and a chance to see it all in action on a real-world, “EQ-only” mix session.
In addition to powerful core content of Understanding EQ, when you order today, you’ll also get access to these special bonuses, worth as much (if not more) as Understanding EQ itself.
Bonus #1 - “My Go-To Frequencies” Video
In this video, I’ll give you the nuts and bolts of exactly which frequencies I tend to EQ on all sorts of different tracks. Eventually you’ll know these by heart, but in the meantime, this video is a “cheat sheet” of sorts to get you started.
Bonus #2 - Multi-Tracks to “Told Me So”
In Part 4 of Understanding EQ, you’ll get to see everything you learned in action on a real-life mix “EQ-only” mix of a fun tune called “Told Me So.” With your Understanding EQ purchase, you’ll receive the full multi-track audio files to import into your system and mix yourself. Plus…
Bonus #3 - EQ-Only Mix PDF Cheat Sheet
In addition to getting the tracks from my EQ-Only Mix, you will get a PDF cheat sheet with screenshots of every single EQ setting from my mix. That way no matter what software you use for mixing, you can very quickly and easily match my EQ settings. This is great for those moments when you feel stuck and wish someone would walk in and say, “EQ it like THIS."
All this for just $47!!
Joe, loved your Understanding EQ and Understanding Compression videos. I record and mix much better because of them both. They have taken my songs from ok "need to get a demo made in Nashville" to we have pitched your latest song (my recording and mix) to many top country music artists.... Thank you.
Jeff G. from Ohio
Your Understanding EQ was the first series I bought. And the quality of my work jumped up instantly (after YEARS of plateauing, and listening back to hear all my earlier work sound like I recorded it in a cave). So I recognize (and have experienced) the potential growth that taking action can bring!!
Damon Fadjo, from somewhere in the US :)
I've been following the blog for a few years now, and I bought and went through your Understanding EQ course at least three to four times now, get something new out of it every time! Especially the ear training excersises! Love those!
Matt Howard from California
Understanding EQ is what made me what I am today. One of my best investments ever. Thank you, Joe."
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Joe V. from San Antonio, TX
This is stupid simple. If your mixes don't dramatically improve as a result of applying what you learn in this course, I'll give you your money back.
You have up to one year to request a refund. Just shoot me an email.
Easy 'peasy, right? (And we can still be friends.)
Do I need to own Pro Tools?
Nope! I actually don't use Pro Tools anymore. These videos were done using Presonus Studio One, but the great part about all my training programs is that they aren't software-dependent. I focus 100% of my attention on teaching concepts. These concepts can be directly applied to whatever software you use. (I've even had people buy Understanding EQ to train live sound folks!)
Will I have instant access to the material?
Yes! As soon as you place your order, our system will send you an email with your login information. You can immediately log into the HSC Customer Center and start watching Video #1! (And if you're an existing customer, all you have to do is log in, and the new material will magically appear under "My Products.")
Are the videos streaming only?
No! If you prefer to download the videos and watch them offline, go for it.
What if you come out with a new version of Understanding EQ in the future? Will I have to buy it again to get access to the new material?
No! The way I run Home Studio Corner is like this: once you buy something, you're in. For life. If I release a new version of Understanding EQ in the future that sells for double what you paid, you'll get access to all that new stuff FOR FREE. Forever.
THANK YOU for reading this far. I hope you'll invest in yourself by taking this course. Excited to go on this journey with you!
JOE GILDER HOME STUDIO CORNER