Last week I wrote about how when mixing you want to keep things simple. But even when trying to create some helpful boundaries in your mixing, understanding and properly using your effects is crucial. This is especially true with what I think are the two most important effects in your arsenal, EQ and compression. I’ve done a video already on the basics of compression, so check that out if you haven’t already.

But today’s video is focused on EQ. What are the functions of a typical EQ plugin, terminology etc? And more importantly how can one use EQ as a tool to subtly and creatively sculpt that perfect sound? Let’s dive in and find out!