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Old 10th September 2012
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EQ Master ( 2Buss ) ITB

What are you using on your Master ( 2buss ) as EQ ITB ?

Thank you
Old 10th September 2012
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Right now the UAD Precision EQ. I was using the Massive Passive from UAD which I highly suggest.
Old 10th September 2012
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Brainworx digital V2.
Great mid-side eq
But very easy to mess up a tune with stupid settings.
Kinda reminds me of the mea-2 in small 0.5-1.5db increments
Old 10th September 2012
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BaxterEQ.

I get the mix about 30% of the way done, then ill throw that on there. About 99% of the time I can just go through the presets and find something that really lends itself to the mix already, then just another small adjustment from there and it really sounds great.
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I like using the waves puigtech Pultech plugin. I boost 2.5db at 60 HZ and 3 db at 12K and mix into that.
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I like using the waves puigtech Pultech plugin. I boost 2.5db at 60 HZ and 3 db at 12K and mix into that.
I like that..........
Old 10th September 2012
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Why would you ever on the earth would you use a mix bus eq???
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Why would you ever on the earth would you use a mix bus eq???
jesus ..theres one in every thread. the anti buss eq guy lol.
not everyone has the same work flow you know.
loads of top tier cats strap eqs on the mix buss with great results.
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Why would you ever on the earth would you use a mix bus eq???
In the hardware world, it means you eg add a bit if top from a gml, so you're not adding it 48 times from inferior channel eq.

In the hybrid world, it means you can do the same overall shape in hardware not software.

All ITB, you're mimicking the hardware flow.

I've worked for many top mix engineers, and virtually without exception they mixed into an eq.
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Channel EQ or buss EQ, I love the FLUX Epure. The morphing slider which features on most the FLUX products, allows a smooth interpolation between 2 settings. The user interface and the M/S capability are great and its sound as well.
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virtually without exception they mixed into an eq.
When you say they mixed into EQ does that mean the EQ was already set before mixing even started.
OR
They mixed then add,d the EQ to the masterbus afterwards.



I use a pair of Millennia STT1 Origins on the master buss . Really gives the music a three dimensional quality to a well panned mix to my ears . I add some modest compression to tame only the highest peaks and it gives a very nice sheen to the music and becomes a lot more hifi. I might have some of the terminology incorrect but to me hardware EQ on the masterbus is essential for ITB mix .
But to each there own.
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Why would you ever on the earth would you use a mix bus eq???


Why Not.......
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Why would you ever on the earth would you use a mix bus eq???
Ah, my young, inexperienced padawan - I can see by your post you seek knowledge! It can sometimes give your mix a sound you might not be able to get elsewhere.

Give it a try but don't make any drastic cuts or boosts. Maybe a little boost on the top and bottom and cut a tiny amount of mud.

See? You learn something new every day.

Now go practice it.

Regards,
Frank
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Voxengo GlissEQ
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Fabfilter Pro-Q, great mid/side and linear phase processing!
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Why would you ever on the earth would you use a mix bus eq???
To EQ the mix bus.
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+1 for Fabfilter Pro-Q

Also if anyone needs a Fabfilter friend 10% discount code,pm me your email and i'll send you one
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When use an eq on the 2buss (rarely)
Brainworx Digital if I need some sort of
correction, I also like the high shelf on it, very clean sounding
If I want some color and some weight waves Pultec
Lately I've been trying the Maag EQ on the 2buss and it's really nice,
so nice that I'm thinking about getting the hw
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When you say they mixed into EQ does that mean the EQ was already set before mixing even started.
OR
They mixed then add,d the EQ to the masterbus afterwards.



I use a pair of Millennia STT1 Origins on the master buss . Really gives the music a three dimensional quality to a well panned mix to my ears . I add some modest compression to tame only the highest peaks and it gives a very nice sheen to the music and becomes a lot more hifi. I might have some of the terminology incorrect but to me hardware EQ on the masterbus is essential for ITB mix .
But to each there own.
If you're going to just "add it the end" you might as well leave that to the mastering guy.

I mean they "mixed into it" - usual practice (and one I tend to follow myself) is to get a rough mix, maybe make some broad tonal decisions, then set up the mix buss EQ (and fairly early on, compression) and mix from there.

Usual practice is to add a few dB of topend (something like a shelf at 15-16k) and maybe a touch of low end, but it varies.

Occasionally this might be revisited throughout the mix - if something's sounding a bit soft, I'd go back and maybe add a small peak at 2k or something - but from that point on, all decisions are made with the EQ in place.
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If you're going to just "add it the end" you might as well leave that to the mastering guy.

I mean they "mixed into it" - usual practice (and one I tend to follow myself) is to get a rough mix, maybe make some broad tonal decisions, then set up the mix buss EQ (and fairly early on, compression) and mix from there.

Usual practice is to add a few dB of topend (something like a shelf at 15-16k) and maybe a touch of low end, but it varies.

Occasionally this might be revisited throughout the mix - if something's sounding a bit soft, I'd go back and maybe add a small peak at 2k or something - but from that point on, all decisions are made with the EQ in place.
+1

I do that most of the time and it works really well, allows to get the right EQ from the almost begining and then mix into it. I did discover that pretty late after my first mixes though...

And to OP, i mostly do use MDW EQ.
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Sometimes cutting 1-2dbs around 220 and add 12k
Old 11th September 2012
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I never use one eq only.. i use several for the sweet things that each do ..
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Waves PuigTec ran in parallel.... another thing that works very well in parallel is the Waves Aphex in VERY SMALL amounts (of course, that does nothing for the low end)... Only recently did I start trying parallel EQ, and I've found it to do some of the coolest things. the phase shift from the EQ sometimes doesn't sound good with the un-effected signal mixed in, but much of the time, I get something that would be tough to do otherwise...
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Originally Posted by ionian ➑️
Ah, my young, inexperienced padawan - I can see by your post you seek knowledge! It can sometimes give your mix a sound you might not be able to get elsewhere.

Give it a try but don't make any drastic cuts or boosts. Maybe a little boost on the top and bottom and cut a tiny amount of mud.

See? You learn something new every day.

Now go practice it.

Regards,
Frank
This is stinky. I have no use for this with perfect mixes!!! My sound is full and the big time. Flat line eq curve on master bus!
Rah rah.
You all must learn.
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Great EQ for flexibility. Love it love it
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This is stinky. I have no use for this with perfect mixes!!! My sound is full and the big time. Flat line eq curve on master bus!
Rah rah.
You all must learn.
Then post them.
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Here's a trick I've used many times. Put an EQ on the 2-buss (I use GlissEQ often) and tweak but stay in one general area - highs, mids, lows. Once you're happy with the sound, start moving the EQ "upstream". If it's a bass adjustment, try it on the bass+drums stem, or the bass track. Sometimes I find tuning an EQ on the 2-buss is revealing on how best to tune it, but then it works better on a track or stem, doing less "damage" to other parts of the mix.

..ant
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Here's a trick I've used many times. Put an EQ on the 2-buss (I use GlissEQ often) and tweak but stay in one general area - highs, mids, lows. Once you're happy with the sound, start moving the EQ "upstream". If it's a bass adjustment, try it on the bass+drums stem, or the bass track. Sometimes I find tuning an EQ on the 2-buss is revealing on how best to tune it, but then it works better on a track or stem, doing less "damage" to other parts of the mix.

..ant


Very true
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My sound is full and the big time.
Ohhh! Young Padawan! I see...so your sound is teh big time, eh? Lol...

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