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Musical Frequencies

Frequency ranges of musical instruments (Stack #27242)

InstrumentFrequency Range
Kick Drum 60-80 Hz - Bottom depth 2.5 kHz - Slap attack
Snare drum 240 Hz - Fatness 2-3 kHz - Crispness
Hi-Hat and Cymbals 200 Hz - Clank or gong 2-4 kHz - Stick hitting metal 6-10 kHz - Sibilance above 8 kHz - Shimmer
Rack Toms 240 Hz - Fullness 2-4 kHz - Attack 8 kHz - Overtones
Floor Toms 120 Hz - Fullness 2-4 kHz - Attack 8 kHz - Overtones
Bass Guitar 60-80 Hz - Bottom 700-1000 Hz - Attack or Pluck 2.5 kHz - String Noise or Pop
Acoustic Guitar 80-120 Hz - Bottom 240 Hz - Body 2.5-5 kHz - Clarity (Nylon string guitars have almost bell-like overtones above 6 kHz)
Electric Organ 80-120 Hz - Bottom 240 Hz - Body 2.5 kHz - Clarity
Acoustic Piano Bottom at 80-120 Hz, Clarity at 2.5-5 kHz, "honky tonk" sound (narrow "Q") at 2.5 kHz
Horns Fullness at 120-240 Hz, Shrill at 5-8 kHz
Strings Fullness at 240 Hz, Scratchiness at 7-10 kHz
Conga/Bongo Resonance at 200-260 Hz, Presence/Slap at 2-4 kHz
Vocals Fullness at 120 Hz, Boominess at 200-280 Hz, Presence at 5kHz, Sibilance at 6-10 kHz
Created by: sticksmcfly