Online Audio Equalizer

Achieve the perfect sound and quality for your audio or video project with Descript’s audio equalizer tools. Apply various EQ presets, adjust the gain and bandwidth of specific frequencies, apply high-pass and low-pass filters, eliminate background noise and enhance vocals in one click. Get started for free.

How to equalize audio to achieve the perfect sound

Step 1

Upload your video or audio file

Start by creating a new video or audio project and dragging the files you want to upload. Descript supports WAV, MP3, AAC, AIFF, M4A, and FLAC audio files, as well as many popular video formats. Select an audio track to edit and go to Audio effects in the properties panel on the right.

Step 2

Adjust the EQ of your audio tracks for the sound you want

Click the + icon and choose an audio equalization effect to start with, such as EQ for a parametric equalizer to make granular sound edits, graphic EQ to adjust the gain of specific frequency bands, high-pass and low-pass filters to boost or cut sounds under or above a certain frequency—to name a few. You can then click on the Settings icon to customize the frequency, gain, and bandwidth settings yourself, or select presets like “Vocal Limit - Bass” based on the EQ type.

Step 3

Preview and export

Play back your audio to hear how it sounds and once you’re happy with the sound settings you’ve applied, you can either finish the editing process in Descript, Or go to Publish > Export to download your file as an AAC, WAV, or MP3 audio file.

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Audio Equalizer

Achieve the perfect sound and quality for your audio or video project with Descript’s audio equalizer tools. Apply various EQ presets, adjust the gain and bandwidth of specific frequencies, apply high-pass and low-pass filters, eliminate background noise and enhance vocals in one click. Get started for free.

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How to equalize audio to achieve the perfect sound
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Step 1
Upload your video or audio file

Start by creating a new video or audio project and dragging the files you want to upload. Descript supports WAV, MP3, AAC, AIFF, M4A, and FLAC audio files, as well as many popular video formats. Select an audio track to edit and go to Audio effects in the properties panel on the right.

Step 2
Adjust the EQ of your audio tracks for the sound you want

Click the + icon and choose an audio equalization effect to start with, such as EQ for a parametric equalizer to make granular sound edits, graphic EQ to adjust the gain of specific frequency bands, high-pass and low-pass filters to boost or cut sounds under or above a certain frequency—to name a few. You can then click on the Settings icon to customize the frequency, gain, and bandwidth settings yourself, or select presets like “Vocal Limit - Bass” based on the EQ type.

Step 3
Preview and export

Play back your audio to hear how it sounds and once you’re happy with the sound settings you’ve applied, you can either finish the editing process in Descript, Or go to Publish > Export to download your file as an AAC, WAV, or MP3 audio file.

Professional-grade audio equalization for beginners & professionals
Dynamic, graphic, parametric and other EQ settings and presets

Adjust the gain and bandwidth of individual frequencies in an audio track, apply a high-pass or low-pass filter, or start with one of many EQ presets such as Telephone or Fireside Chat. There’s no shortage of ways to achieve the sound effect you want with Descript. 

Streamlined voice sculpting with AI

Descript’s voice sculpting features make working on projects with multiple speakers a breeze. Descript automatically identifies and transcribes different speakers within your project. In one click, you can apply Studio Sound to eliminate background noise and make voices crystal clear. Or add a sense of space and depth to the vocals with environmental presets, like Arena or TV Room, with the Reverb audio effect.

Multi-track audio mastery

Edit and balance multiple audio tracks in one project where you can cut, trim, and adjust EQ settings around specific moments, speakers, sounds, sequences, and more. Whether you're editing YouTube videos or podcast episodes, achieve the perfect sound texture to match the mood and message.

Questions? We have answers
What does an equalizer do for audio?

An audio equalizer allows you to make precise adjustments to various frequency bands in an audio signal. Use it as a bass booster to enhance low frequencies or to eliminate unwanted noise. Essentially, an audio equalizer gives you control over how your audio or video sounds.

What are some common applications for online audio equalizers?

Online sound equalizers are versatile tools with various applications like podcasting, video editing, polishing online course materials, and even music production. They help in achieving a balanced and clear audio output. 

How does Descript’s audio equalizer compare to others?

What sets Descript’s equalizer apart is it’s part of an all-in-one editor tailored to people of all skill levels. You don’t need any audio editing skills to achieve professional-grade results. AI-powered features automatically remove filler words and even regenerate “unsalvageable” audio. With these features, you can quickly fix audio errors without rerecording.

Is Descript’s audio equalizer easy to use for beginners?

Absolutely! With Descript, you don't need to learn Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro. Whether you’re a beginner or have audio editing experience, our intuitive interface makes it easy to get started. With easy-to-navigate menus, you’ll be perfecting audio levels like a pro in no time.

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