Jerome Isma-ae - Uses a low shelf instead of low cut in his tutorial videos?

I’ve noticed Jerome uses a ‘low shelf’ filter a lot instead of a ‘low cut’ to remove bass frequencies in the <100hz region with his kick and bass.
Any idea why? I thought the general rule was to cut the muddiness out of your mix as much as possible to leave the kick some room.

Hi there and welcome to the forums ! :sunglasses:

A Low Shelf filter EQ gives more control and can help to shape the tone of the Kick you’re after.
Shelf filter EQ are also known for applying a constant amount of gain reduction or boost, so they often sound more ‘natural’. It’s more about fine tuning sound design and ‘sculpting’ the Kick sound in this case. Using a High Pass filter EQ to remove unwanted low end frequency is more about mixing I would say.

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