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Roland FP-4 EQ Settings #1385159
02/28/10 11:02 PM
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I just got an FP-4. It's great! I once ran along a thread that had some suggestiongs for setting the EQ to get the best sound, but now cannot find it. Does anyone know if it is still in this forum, or does anyone have some settings that have worked well?
Thanks!

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Re: Roland FP-4 EQ Settings [Re: Jasonplays4Jesus] #1385167
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Originally Posted by Jasonplays4Jesus
I just got an FP-4. It's great! I once ran along a thread that had some suggestiongs for setting the EQ to get the best sound, but now cannot find it. Does anyone know if it is still in this forum, or does anyone have some settings that have worked well?
Thanks!


Setting depend on the room the DP is in and if it is placed up to a wall or out in the open and if you have external speakers,headphones and so on. So one person's EQ setting would not apply to everyone. If they did then Roland would have put in those setting an omitted the controls.

Have the piano play some MIDI recording and just set back and listen. Is it weak or heavy in the bass or treble? if so move the EQ and listen some more

Re: Roland FP-4 EQ Settings [Re: ChrisA] #1385665
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There is no need to use EQ, when the sound doesn't disturb you. The only pool when you may consider using it are the lowest tones; but only if the piano sounds too strong in the bass register, but with internal speakers I doubt it.
Or if most sounds sound too mellow for you, you may add a little of the highest tones, but again: if you must.
Professionals use mostly SLIGHT changes in EQ, when they know what they want to achieve. That's because every unnecessary change in sound chain make it worse. So the most recommended setup is FLAT, which means no EQ.

I have a friend who uses sharp EQ's in destructive way for the sound and he doesn't hear much difference, but make the change because it's cool and he thinks overall sound will be "better" (!?). Music sounds a lot worse, and he doesn't know what he misses in those frequencies, and he will not have an opportunity to educate his ears, because of his stupid changes.

I had a times when I was thinking that I know everything about EQ, but it really takes years of using it in various mixers and places, and to understand theoretically the problem is also very difficult, because in various registers sound behaves in various way.

Generally, you must know what you do, and what you are looking for; if not, you may experiment (start with flat 0-0-0-0 and experiment with one of them, then again flat and try another etc.), but don't make any changes unless you're sure it is effective. The most probable situation is that you don't need affect piano sound by EQ.

Last edited by kiedysktos.; 03/01/10 03:57 PM.

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