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Is EQ really as complicated as it seems? Good news: It doesn’t have to be.

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James Wasem joins us in this episode to help take the mystery away from EQ.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why boosting usually isn’t the answer
  • The most important EQ filter
  • How to find and fix any frequency problem
  • EQing a vocal for the first time
  • Eliminating feedback with EQ


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Links Mentioned

Low Cut Filter Cheat Sheet

EQ Crash Course

Book: Great Church Sound

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Meet James Wasem

James Wasem has been fascinated by sound and electricity from an early age. His love of music and technical gear made sound engineering and systems integration a natural pursuit. James has spent the last 20 years performing and touring in bands as a drummer, mixing live sound for churches, schools, and theatres, working as an audio systems installer and designer, and helping others effectively use audio/video technology.

Complementing his professional audio and video skills, James is also the co-founder and CEO of – a web service created to help people stream their own live events to an online audience around the world.

Though involved in highly technical fields, James has a passion for making things simple to understand and easy to use. And one day he hopes to play the hurdy-gurdy.

James and his wife Kate live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana.

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About the Author

Kade Young

Kade Young brought Collaborate Worship into existence with a dream of helping worship leaders around the world fulfill their calling with excellence. He has been leading worship since 2005, is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College, and currently the worship leader at NoLimits Church in Owasso, Oklahoma.