Descript's High Shelf EQ (equalizer) lets you boost or cut high end frequencies in your audio. The High Shelf EQ provides a simple way to quickly shape your sound - tame shrill recordings by with a high-shelf cut, or clear up a muddy vocal with a high-end boost.
If you haven't yet already, check out our Effects Overview for details on adding / removing effects, as well as a breakdown of the various stages you can insert effects into your Composition.
A high-shelf EQ equally affects all frequencies above a specific frequency value (the cutoff frequency), and gets its name from its flat, shelf-like appearance:
The High Shelf EQ comes with an array of starter presets to choose from:
- 12 kHz Cut
- 12 kHz Boost
- 12 kHz Medium Boost
- 12 kHz Medium Cut
To choose a preset, click on the "Select Preset" dropdown selector:
Manually adjusting effects settings
You can adjust the High Shelf EQ's parameters by clicking on the Show details button:
- Frequency: Also called the cutoff frequency, determines the point at which frequencies will be adjusted
- Gain: The amount that the signal will be amplified or attenuated (in dB)