Descript's Low Shelf EQ (equalizer) lets you boost or cut low-end frequencies in your audio. The Low Shelf EQ provides a simple way to quickly shape your sound - tame a boomy voice by cutting the low frequencies, or add some low-end power with a low shelf 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 low shelf EQ equally raises or lowers all frequencies below a specific frequency value (the cutoff frequency), and gets its name from its flat, shelf-like appearance:
The Low Shelf EQ comes with an array of starter presets to choose from:
- Boost Low End
- 80 Hz Cut
- 80 Hz Boost
- 80 Hz Medium Cut
- 80 Hz Medium Boost
To choose a preset, click the "Select Preset" dropdown selector:
Manually adjusting effects settings
You can adjust the Low 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)