I wish a fulfilling 2-aught-17 to all.
My question: Is there any way to adjust the EQ on my cans, using Audacity, …while I am recording? I have my phones plugged into a Blue Yeti and wish to lower the amount of bass I am hearing. What I am hearing on playback is not what I am getting while recording. Would I have to plug my cans into my PC to do this…if doable, at all?
If not, …any suggestions of an EQ software program to use …just to EQ the realtime feed back into my ears while recording?
Please inform me, if I am missing a piece of the puzzle here.
Sennheiser 280 Pro headphones**
There are free VST plugin equalizers which have realtime adjustment, e.g. Voxengo
but in Audacity they will only work on playback of recorded audio, not the live audio.
It would be possible to insert a hardware equalizer device between the headphones & the Yeti,
but it would not affect the recorded sound.
The most practical solution would be a different pair of headphones. Zero-latency hardware monitoring is one of the nicest features of the Yeti, and you probably don’t want to give that up, and you probably don’t want to add a hardware equalizer and a headphone amp.
Or if you know how to solder, you could make a little in-line filter (a capacitor in each channel) to reduce the bass.
What I am hearing on playback is not what I am getting while recording.
That’s strange… Is that true if you play-back through the Yeti with the same headphones, etc.?
“It would be possible to insert a hardware equalizer device between the headphones & the Yeti,
but it would not affect the recorded sound.”
That is exactly what I want.
“That’s strange… Is that true if you play-back through the Yeti with the same headphones, etc.?”
**If I listen to playback with the same cans I get the same as what I heard when recording. I just feel that if what I heard was better EQ’d, while recording, that I could do a better job of compensating in my read, or at least, my delivery would be less encumbered. Does that make sense?
A silly thing that occurred to me was that the pressure of the headphones to my head increases the bass response, so I could get a lighter sound by easing the tension band on the headphones. The tension really …I mean REALLY …makes a difference. Funny no-one ever tells you this in the beginning.
Thanks for the effort, people.**
That’s the solution that I’d go for, and you’re right, people rarely mention how much tonal difference that pressure makes (It’s due to increased mechanical coupling between the headphones and your skull). As a bonus, you will probably find the headphones more comfortable if they are not crushed so tightly on your head.
I’ve seen numerous articles on the Internet about how to increase the bass from Sennheiser 280 Pro headphones - they probably just need to adjust the headband a bit tighter
Don’t get me wrong…these Sennheiser cans are the best for the money, when trying to attain a smooth, uncoloured frequency response.
And, as yet, I have no problems with this Blue Yeti mic. It’s not the $4,000.00 Neumann U87 Ai we used on-air, but it is clean and versatile.