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Use These EQ Tips to Stand Out Live! -- Fractal Friday with Cooper Carter # 24
- Published on Mar 31, 2022 veröffentlicht
- @coopercarter shows you three quick and easy EQ tips that will make sure your live tones sit right where they should in a mix but never get lost!
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Comments • 57
This is a BRILLIANT video. Absolutely invaluable info for setting your tone in all situations. Great work Cooper 👍
Great video and topic! I have had struggles with modelers being able to sit in a live band mix. I find that when doing preset leveling, a lot of times gainy driven tones get swallowed up in the mix and sometimes I can barely hear myself. Turning up the volume is the quick fix but ending up in a volume war with other instruments is not a great outcome. The EQ balancing is really key and it is not always super intuitive how to EQ your sound so it sticks out without oppressive volume. Definitely a fine art.
It’s going to take awhile to get this down when I finally do get my FM9. Great to see all these knowledgeable vids!
Man, this video is unbelievably helpful. I got my lead patch to POP with a PEQ spike - 2800 Hz at just 1.8 dB - and it's going to be permanent. The cab hi and lo-cuts made a massive difference for me, too, as I can use my GEQ blocks far more subtly. Thanks a lot!
What a great video Cooper, just what i needed. When i get the time to study it, i will definitely subscribe to your AxeFx 3 masterclass.
Thank you Cooper, another brilliant video.
Still learning so much after 5 years using Fractal products
Same here, there's just so much to these fabulous units
Really good stuff. Also shows how easily you can make a good PA speaker work as a live monitor/ cab vs spending 💰💰 on all of the FRFR guitar-specific speaker hype.
Excellent video! Is it possible to apply these concepts to other types of multi-effects as well?
That 2.8Khz bumped 3dB added life to my dead tone. Thanks a million! Awesome tips.
This is great Cooper, that second tip is something I'd never heard before - Really going to explore that idea
Incredibly useful thanks! Are you doing anything different about the way the patch is EQ’d in general since it’s intended as a live/high volume patch?
Depending on the amp, I usually set my cab hi/low at 100 & between 5500-7000. Usually at 6000…..great (common sense to me) advice everyone should hear.
I love this! Especially 1 and 2. Would you do both or either or?
Very useful. I am going to try this tips tomorrow in my gig. Thanks man
The last PEQ adjustments to accentuate or de-emphasize pick attack was a good tip. Thanks!!
Output EQ is also an amazing trick to poke out live!
VERY useful tips Cooper!! Thank you!
Absolutely great! I had just posted a help request in the Fractal forum yesterday...Thank you Sir!!
Great tips. What is the difference if I set Low and Hi Cut of the Cabinet on the Cab page or the Preamp page? Is there a difference?
Very informative great tips man.
Have any advice on how to make space for 2 guitars? I've done a lot of what's mentioned here but I haven't seen much real world advice for 2 guitars. The way I currently handle it, with a very Metallica-ish tone, is to use the Mark 5 band eq and boost my tone's 240 by .5 - 1 (as I play Hetfield's part) and my lead's 2200 by the same amount, even when he's doubling the rhythm parts.
I don't know if that's "the right" way to do it...just seemed to make the most sense at the time.
Hi @Cooper Carter - this was asked below but not answered. Would you suggest the amp AND the cab block changes or just one or the other? FYI - I noticed in the latest beta - the Bassguy model, the bottom is crazy boomy....this seems to help a lot.
That was valuable and definitely saving the link for future reference. Thank you.
awesome! i am new to gigging fm3 and this will help a ton! thx
Great vid man & Very helpful, Thanks for sharing 🤘🏼
I am looking upgrade my GT1000- to the FM3. I have several questions. 1. how much user memory for patches is available? I like to make a custom a patch for each song I perform and the let the laptop control the patches per command code for each patch. In other words if I have 150 songs in my performance catalog I want to have patches for each song. 2. Are all the FM3 adjustments/edits also available as midi control codes?
This is a great video. But I use a Powerstage through a cab while playing on stage. And I keep the cab turned off..any tips for that apart from toggling my bass, mid and treb EQ on the power stage?
Just use a regular eq block instead
KEY stuff thank you Cooper!!
Great tips. Thanks man.
Brilliant. Thanks Cooper.
Great vid... any reasons not to use global eq?
Can you show some control code setups for external daw for the FM3?
Great tips thank you!
Using the fm3 at home with frfr speakers. Is it recommended to eq with the global eq to get it to sound right through the speakers.? Having a lot of trouble getting several even very basic amp cab and drive pedal sounds to not get muddy and have a blanket over the speaker effect and generally poor tone
GOLD! Thanks Cooper!
Are you using any volume boosts for leads or anything like that
How about tips for dialing in live tones for people who dont have super high-level studio monitors.
any tips for a AX8? I love mine but I still struggle to get to sound more amp like
Hi Cooper help me out pls. I have a Fractal FM9. I’ve dialed in and tweaked my tones using a headset. They sound heavenly in the headset. But when I played live, the Drive and Distortion tone sounded plasticky crackling trash in FOH/PA. It also gave out shrilly feedback FOH. How do I make my headset tones tweaked in my home, sound as awesome live via FOH?
FOH: JBL PRX812 12inch, Yamaha DXR12
Headset: Bose Quiet Comfort 35
Follow this! My Ax8 and now FM9 always sound fantastic in headphones but I struggle to translate them trough our PA system. Have you gotten closer?
Merci Cooper, super !
Can you show the katana 1x12 100 watt combo as a power amp cab with the fractal?
I noticed he did the high and low cuts in the Cab Preamp page. I have been doing this on the Cab main page. What is the difference, if any?
I think it's like a Master EQ for the cab block, whereas the other pages are specific to each IR
Why the preamp tab, you can do it on the Cab tab too right? Any advantage?
RTA is only for AXE FX , not for FM9 User 😞
What're your FRFR speakers here?
just crank a twin, problem solved :)
4 tips: turn off the reverb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!