How to use smart:EQ 3’s AI-powered features

May 5, 2021 | Tutorial

The algorithms of smart:EQ 3 might change your workflow forever. This time we equipped our intelligent equalizer not with one but two major AI-powered features. We show you how you can use them.

smart:EQ 3’s AI-powered features establish spectral balance in single tracks and arrangements of up to six channel in a matter of seconds. While the EQ view focuses on enhancing detail and clarity in single tracks, the group view makes for a transparent arrangement.

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Take a look at this tutorial or the step-by-step instructions below to find out how you can put the intelligent algorithms of smart:EQ 3 to use.

Hint: In case you already own smart:EQ 2 but think that smart:EQ 3 could improve your workflow even more, log into your user account and take a look at your upgrade deal.


Step 1: Spectral balance for your single track

To optimize a single track, first choose a suitable profile from the dropdown menu to prime the smart:engine.

Then, start the playback and hit the record button. smart:EQ 3 will analyze your input signal and correct tonal imbalances by applying the smart:filter.

Step 2: Spectral Mixing via drag & drop

Having a track sound good on its own is fantastic, but in a mix you need all of the tracks to sound good in relation to one another. To access the group view, click the join group button.

You can add up to six instances to your group and create a sonic hierarchy using three layers.

After hitting the record button in group view, smart:EQ 3 will analyze all of the input signals and apply spectral mixing techniques to get rid of masking effects –  making your mix sound incredibly smooth.