Mixing Tip: Use High Pass Filter To Clean Up Your Mix


Mixing Tip Use High Pass Filter To Clean Up Your Mix

High pass filter (or low cut filter) should be one of the most basic and essential EQ tools in your mixing arsenal. It’s a way to clean up your mix and / or to make the most important elements (such as kick and bass in EDM) to really stand out from the rest of the material.

To get the idea what I’m talking about, watch these two video tutorials below. The first video is made by a Robert Anthony Perez from AudioTuts and the second video is from The Recording Revolution’s mixing video tips series.

In FL Studio, using high pass filter is simple: just load a Fruity Parametric EQ 2 to your Mixer track(s), load a preset ’40Hz cut’ and set the frequency to wherever you wan’t to start the cutting (usually around 150-300Hz, but of course, that depends on your audio material).

PEQ2 High Pass Filter

The end. Hopefully these tips came useful to you. 😎


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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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3 years 9 months ago

Thanks for this simple but effective tip, it will go a long way!

Rajib Purkayastha
Rajib Purkayastha
4 months 26 days ago

What is the individual level of a track .when mix a song.against vocal track.pls sir tell me.

3 years 9 months ago

Hi, great tutorial man.

Sometimes I use the low pass with an high pass, it’s correct in your opinion?

3 years 9 months ago

very very good tutorial..thanks a lot Petri

Dj Dirty SA
3 years 8 months ago

Hi Petri! I use a lot of string patch in my songs and im using fl studio and would like them to sound better what plug-in can i use to make them sound nyc and the ideal settings for that plug-in.

3 years 5 months ago
Hey Petri 😀 good to virtually see you again! Anyhow, I have a question about these high pass filters. I’m toying around with a new project and I’m trying to implement everything I’ve been learning from you ( as well as other people you’ve suggested ) and sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed and tend to confuse things up in my head lol! Well, when I returned to this post in particular, I noticed that the pictures of the filters on your site and the others have basically one curve going down doing the cutting off. Then the rest seems… Read more »
3 years 2 months ago

@petri suhonen- help !!!
how to make electro envelope with the help of fm bass as it given in some flp files in fl studio 11 !!!!