001 – EQ Can Make Your Mix Great or Destroy It






In today’s episode, we discuss the ins and outs of using EQ.  You’ll learn about the following topics:

  • Boosting vs. cutting EQ
  • The differences between coloration EQ and utility EQ
  • How gain structure and gain staging effects EQ (and destroys your mix)
  • Low end EQ problems
  • High and Low pass filters to clean up a mix
  • Understanding the EQ relationship between instruments in your mix
  • EQ masking
  • EQing in solo vs in the full mix
  • Tools that will help you EQ
  • Mixing mid range
  • EQ in terms of stereo vs mono

For more information on gain staging, download Tom’s book The Gain Changer here.

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