How to tame excess resonances

How to tame excess resonances
#AudiotentTip 147. Excess Resonances.
One aspect that separates a professional sounding mix down from the average is the excess amount of frequency build ups. Those high resonances are making music uneasy to listen to and usually grab too much attention from other important elements.
Most often a simple eq cut can fix this. Sweep through the sound with a high amount of boost to discover the problematic area. Narrow the q value to fine tune the problem. Next, reduce those frequencies until it sounds pleasant. When you fix those resonant areas, your mix will turn out cleaner and more natural.
There are some exceptions to this, where the resonance might be a wanted character for the sound. A great example of this would be the classic Roland TB-303 synthesiser, with its signature resonant sound.

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