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    EQ I.Q.: A Quick Primer

    By Shure Notes Editors, Contributors: John Chevalier and John Mills In its simplest definition: Equalization involves selectively boosting or cutting bands of frequencies to improve the performance of a sound reinforcement system. Like many other audio technologies, EQ was born in telecommunications, where filters were used to restore and flatten all frequencies, so that response to all frequencies would be equal – hence the label “equalization”. Hollywood came on board in the early 1930s with the emergency of ‘talkies’, but it wasn’t until the late 1950s and early 1960s that Texas academics in the field …

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