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How to Clean Up Metal Guitars With EQ

No matter how good your guitar tone is, there will be problem areas.

The low end rumble that fights with the bass and eats up valuable space in the mix…

Or the high end harshness that masks over cymbals and vocal “air.”

After dealing with literally hundreds (or maybe thousands) of heavy guitar tracks over the years, I settled on a simple but deadly-effective method for tightening up metal guitars.

This EQ strategy can be done in any DAW using almost any variety of EQ plugin…

And it only takes a couple filters and tiny notches to clean up the lows, tame the highs and notch out the harsh midrange.