How To Choose The Right EQ – Equalisers Demystified | Production Expert

How To Choose The Right EQ – Equalisers Demystified | Production Expert

We’ve highlighted a number of top-notch commercial third-party offerings (and one must-have freebie) here, but the EQs built into most DAWs these days are at least pretty good, if not quite excellent, albeit largely limited to parametrics and multimode filters. As long as you don’t expect much in the way of character, Pultec-style trickery or mastering-grade viability, your stock DAW EQ will more than suffice for bread-and-butter frequency-shaping, so don’t feel like its an inferior option – as ever, if it sounds good, is it good. Indeed, onboard EQ plugins can actually bring their own benefits in the shape of low CPU usage and handy response curve thumbnails embedded in mixer channels.

I have the IK and iZotope tools. Add those to the Logic built-ins (they do have ‘vintage’ character EQs with drive now) and I just don’t need anymore. I do so love the FabFilter interface though…