How to Use Dynamic EQ in Mastering

How to Use Dynamic EQ in Mastering:

A dynamic EQ is a powerful tool that combines the precision of an equalizer with the musical ballistics of a compressor.

I have dynamic EQs – a couple of different ones. I find that I don’t add compression to tracks in a lot of situations.

Pumping Drums—With No Sidechain! – PreSonus Blog

Friday Tips: Pumping Drums—With No Sidechain! – PreSonus Blog:

The “pumping” effect is a cool EDM staple that also works with other intense forms of music. One of the best-known examples is Eric Prydz’s seminal EDM track from 2004, “Call on Me.” Usually, this technique requires sidechaining, but with the PreSonus Compressor sidechain filter, we’re covered. The effect works best if there are some sustaining sounds with which it can work—like cymbals for drum parts, or pads if you want to pump a non-drum track.

I need to see if I can do the same thing in Logic Pro X. Just because.

Frequency-Selective Guitar Compression – PreSonus Blog

Friday Tips: Frequency-Selective Guitar Compression – PreSonus BlogPreSonus Blog:

Some instruments, when compressed, lack “sparkle” if the stronger, lower frequencies compress high frequencies as well as lower ones. This is a common problem with guitar, but there’s a solution: the Compressor’s internal sidechain can apply compression to only the guitar’s lower frequencies, while leaving the higher frequencies uncompressed so they “ring out” above the compressed sound. (Multiband compression works for this too, but sidechaining can be a faster and easier way to accomplish the same results.)

This handy hint should work similarly in Logic Pro X. I will have to try.