The world of music and audio revolves around one thing – EQ. That is, the tonal balance of all sorts of different sounds and how they combine together.
So when you load up Logic and get to work, no doubt you turn to the trusty Channel EQ. Friend to Logic users everywhere!
But take a peek directly below the Channel EQ, and you’ll find something called the Linear EQ…
What’s going on with that thing?
It looks an awful lot like the Channel EQ. In fact, it almost looks identical. But obviously if Apple created a completely separate EQ plugin, it must be different…
It’s certainly not obvious, but the Channel EQ and Linear EQ are distinctly different from each other. While they both are EQs, they’re both used for specific purposes.
Which begs some questions:
- Why are there 2 separate EQs that look identical?
- What’s the difference between the 2 EQs?
- What’s the best application for each EQ?
I’ll give you a couple hints:
- One EQ is best for mixing
- And the other is best for mastering
Today’s video explains what makes both the Channel and Linear EQs so special. Plus, I share how High-Passing can actually hurt your tracks.
Want to learn the strategies for getting the most out of EQ?
I’ve put together a free minicourse of 5 EQ strategies that I’ve developed from years of recording and mixing.
These 5 strategies changed the game for my mixing. And they can for you too. Because these strategies provide a repeatable framework for approaching EQ: