EQ terms and frequencies

  • Fat, thick: 20Hz – 200Hz
  • Muddy: around 250Hz but more broadly 60Hz – 400kHz
  • Thin: lacking 20Hz – 500Hz
  • Honky, nasal: 600Hz – 2kHz
  • Present, presence – 1kHz – 4kHz
  • Harsh: 2kHz – 7kHz
  • Bright: 3kHz and up
  • Airy: 15kHz and up
Alternative view of the frequency spectrum [source]

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