Part 13 of 31 – Are you sure your EQ or compressor is making your track sound better? Could it be that you’ve only made the track louder?
Louder Sounds Better
The honest truth is, we as humans tend to think that louder sounds better. If you do any processing on your track that makes the track louder, you will favor the sound with the plugin than without the plugin. Louder sounds like we’ve enhanced it somehow. To fix this, you must gain match your plugins before making a true comparison.