Alright! So over the last 2 days we’ve spent some time cleaning up our tracks with the Channel EQ.
So today let’s start getting creative and shape our tracks into a bigger, better version of themselves 🙂
The Channel EQ is so wonderful for so many reasons:
- It’s a clean, digital EQ
- Its bands can be as precise or broad as you’d like them to be
- It has a wonderful amount of visual information
But I find that sometimes having all the controls and analyzers in the world can be a disadvantage. And that’s because as we mix the different tracks in our Projects, we can lose the forest for the trees.
For many years I grappled with EQ. I would pull up the Channel EQ and get to work. I would bend and stretch my tracks every which way to try and coax out the beauty I knew was hidden underneath.
As I manhandled my EQs every which way, I would second-guess myself.
I would look at that Spectrum Analyzer and the bands I had adjusted and wonder:
Does this look right?
And when it comes to audio, that’s not a helpful question to ask most of the time.
So we have tons of controls to adjust on the Channel EQ. And we have al this visual information trying to inform us what our audio is doing.
But sometimes we just need to make a decision and move on.
And the easiest way to do that is with a different type of EQ. One that doesn’t much in the way of controls at all!
So in day 3 of our 5 Days to Better EQing, we’re going to reduce the complexity of EQ. And we’ll use one EQ in particular to help us make faster – and better – EQ decisions.