smart:EQ 2 – Mixing with Artificial Intelligence

October 8, 2018 | Tutorial

The A.I. engine in smart:EQ 2 doesn’t replace a human being, of course. But teaming up with it will enable you to achieve complex and detailed EQing solutions more quickly. Find out how.

A.I. can really help us with technical workflows. It offers a solid starting point and sometimes “sees” details that escape our ears. When we combine the automatic algorithms with our individual experience, we get the best of both worlds. This video shows you how that works.

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Hi, this is Rob from sonible. I’ve been working on this synth rock-project with our smart:EQ 2, an equalizer with built-in A.I. engine. Let’s check out how it works on this piano line.

The difference is obvious, the smart:EQ 2 automatically creates a very natural and transparent piano sound by harmonizing the original audio track.

smart:EQ 2 analyzes your audio material and suggests a custom filter curve. You can control the algorithm’s influence and weighting with the green smart:band. Profiles tweak the algorithm for your sound source. As we’re working on a piano, I’ll choose the included piano profile.

Start the learning process by clicking the green record button and listen how smart:EQ2 adapts to the incoming signal.

The smart:band will balance out frequencies and remove resonances, producing a very natural and harmonic sound. Of course, smart:EQ 2 can be used as a conventional equalizer as well. I’ll add a little bit to the highs and set a low cut.

And there you have it – a delicate and sweet sounding piano. Let’s listen to the final mix, notice how the piano neatly fits into it. The smart:EQ 2 plug-in helps me save time in every session. I hope you enjoyed watching this video, and I’ll see you next time.