All of my tracks are composed of synths, VSTi's, vox and guitar, and always ITB. There is always a harshness to my completed work that I have trouble avoiding. I'm aware of it, always, and almost never boost any of my eq's. The songs of mine I've been most happy with, sonically, are ones consisting of very few instruments, but typically I have tracks upon tracks of synths and guitars fighting for room in the same basic frequency range and surgically cutting offending "ringing" and "honkiness" only ruins the character of the sounds themselves. I'm trying to get some perspective by not focusing on the sounds in isolation so much but instead trying to perceive the work as it relates to itself as a whole, but I still feel like perhaps I don't understand how to properly eq the upper mid and high end. Ultimately I'd love to create something on the order of Last Train to London or anything off of Aja. Sure that's aiming for the moon and, best case scenario, hittin the ceiling, but there is so much improvement to be had in my technique and was hoping I could earn some insight from better engineers. How do I tame these fatiguing freqs?