When you have two similar sounding instruments in a mix, each playing a kind of different riff, use the following EQ tip in order to make them stand out:
- Roll-off the bottom-end with a high-pass filter on the two sounds. You should not here a difference when setting the filter. It is basically to get rid off the low end which does not define the instrument.
- On instrument 1 you attenuate a sound at a certain frequency. At than frequency you up the gain.
- On instrument 2 you lower the gain at that same frequence that was boosted on the other.
- Optionally bring up a different frequency range with the gain on Instrument 2 to make it sound even better in the mix.
Instrument 1 EQ
Instrument 2 EQ