In today’s DJ tutorial, Pat, from Pat’s Music Center, and I discuss how to set your EQ when using Self Powered (Active) Speakers.
In this discussion:
1) Artists have already set the perfect EQs in the studio. In most situations you don’t need to adjust the EQ (Bass, Treble, Mid). You can keep these settings at 12 O’Clock (or in the middle).
2) If you do need to tweak the EQ, the best way is to set the basic EQ on your Active Speakers at 12 O’clock. Then, make any adjustments from your controller (or mixer).
When would you need to adjust the EQ on your controller?
As a mobile DJ, you may come into situations where the acoustics in a certain room are not perfect. There may be a very high ceiling. It may be very hard surfaces causing the sound to bounce off these surfaces creating an echo. You may be in a room with very “cushy” surfaces like a rug, or couches, absorbing the sound. In both these cases, you may need to adjust your bass, treble or mid. Your best bet is to make adjustments and hear how it sounds to you. If it sounds good to you, most likely it will sound good to everyone else. Yet, you’ll want to make sound checks throughout the night. You never want the sound to be uncomfortable for your guests. Just like you would adjust the volume higher, or lower, depending on the number of people in a room.
When would you adjust EQ on your Active Speakers?
The most common scenario when you would need to adjust the Treble, or Bass, on your speakers is when one speaker is located in another area, or room. Depending on where you speaker is located from your main system it may need to be adjusted individually.
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