I've been on a quest for months now to find some sort of proceedure for adjusting one freq at a time until a desired EQ curve is achieved.
Its harder then it looks. You might start by cutting a few mid freqs, then it might sound too bassy, then you cut some bass freqs and it starts to sound hollow, then you boost some high freqs and it sounds thin, etc..
Theres must be a way of figureing out where to start and how to proceed one step at a time until a desired sound is achieved.
Ofcourse having a great ear helps, but if you don't have experience hearing frequencies, its frustrating. After adjusting 20 levels, you're no closer to having it sound good then if you just left it alone. I've seen the pros do it. They boost here, cut there, and within 30 seconds have a clear, crist, deep sounding track that would take me 30 hours to find.
I'm not asking for any specific recomendations of cuts or boosts, just how do I find them myself.I tried using suggested EQ charts, and they sometimes will get me on the right path (example: for hard rock vocals,boost 3k about 3-6db) but I'd rather learn how to figure it out myself. That way I feel confident about finding the right sound in any situation.