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eq question.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by stahfishpro, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. stahfishpro

    stahfishpro Guest

    what is the difference between boosting freq's, and removing freq's, and when would you choose one over the other, and why...
  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    I was taught (and abide by) the practice of always starting with cutting any troubling frequencies and then deciding if any boosting is required anywhere. The main reason is that EQ is a gain stage, and by boosting from the start, you're eating up headroom and increasing the chances for distortion and phase issues at a summing bus (submaster or main mix). I almost never track with EQ mainly to avoid stacking phase shifts onto the tracks. Shoot for good sounds up front with mic choice & placement, instrument choice, new strings, etc.........my 2cents.

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