Band-pass Equalisation Techniques

In this video I show you how to band-pass rap vocals so as to maximise the headroom, and how to remove redundant frequencies.


Band-pass Equalisation is often neglected when it comes to prepare your tracks for mixing. I cover the process, the pros and cons and offer advice on how to maintain headroom and manage gains.

The video covers the following topics:

  • Filter Frequency Response and how to measure it
  • Matching Filter Slopes for a Smooth and Clean Sound
  • LP and HP Filtering and how they work
  • Soloing bands in relation to the rest of the audio bandwidth
  • Cleaning channels using band-pass techniques
  • Redundant frequencies and how they can mar your mixes
  • The elusive Air Band and how to best process it