EQ before Compressor or After?

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by vladlv, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. vladlv

    vladlv Guest

    This is a question for SN, BD. etc.
  2. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    May 27, 2001
    Depends on the sound, on the song, basically, it really depends on what it needs, which can vary from track to track.
    I prefer compressing first, then add eq, though sometimes I'll filter, then compress, then eq. Other times I'll eq, then compresss. Threre's really no rule, you just experiment and tune in when it starts sounding like what you want.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    A common thought would be to apply corrective EQ before compression - You don't want rumble, tubbiness or excessive sibilance triggering the compressor. Shaping EQ would be applied post-compressor, so the compressor isn't messing with your new shaping.

    Hope that helps...
  4. cantmix

    cantmix Guest

    for me i EQ first then compress if needed and it work for me

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