Choosing the Right EQ

Choosing the Right EQ – Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor

Hang on, aren’t all digital EQs roughly the same?

Some people on the internet will tell you that. They’ll say, “for the most part, digital EQs sound and function the same way.”

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor February 23, 2021

Tres Amigos – Nectar, Neutron, and Ozone.

I never really appreciated the differences in the EQs available in the three tools.

Neutron and Ozone EQs are available as separate plugins. Nectar is only a “mothership” plugin – all of the tools are included in the interface.

7 Sidechaining Techniques Worth Checking Out | Production Expert

7 Sidechaining Techniques Worth Checking Out | Production Expert

Sidechaining was once regarded as a purely functional mixing tool, now sidechain compression has become a key weapon in the creative arsenal of producers across all genres. Here are 7 tips to help you get more from it.

The iZotope tools allow for sidechaining dynamic EQs. This is similar to using a compressor to change dynamics of a frequency band based on external levels.

The Basics of Dynamic EQ (+ 4 Mix Tips) — Pro Audio Files

The Basics of Dynamic EQ (+ 4 Mix Tips) — Pro Audio Files:

In this article, I’m going to take a dive into dynamic EQ and give you some compelling reasons (hint: there’s a great one you can get for free) to consider bringing one into your workflow ASAP.

I have the choice of a couple of different dynamic EQs. I am lucky. I use them all the time in iZotope Nectar and Neutron.

Multiband Compressors vs. Dynamic EQs: Differences and Uses

Multiband Compressors vs. Dynamic EQs: Differences and Uses

Multiband compressors and dynamic EQs are some of the most useful tools available to audio engineers. They allow for dynamic control of defined frequency ranges, providing some of the functionality and benefits of both EQs and compressors. Their ability to correct “problem” frequencies in a detailed and generally transparent way makes them extremely helpful for balancing a single sound or a full mix.

Useful comparison from iZotope to help us choose between these somewhat similarly behaving tools.