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Pro Tools: First Among EQs

Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques
Published December 2018
By Julian Rodgers

The stock EQIII plug‑in may be old, but it still has a few neat tricks up its sleeve.

Orson Welles is credited with the quotation, “The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” While he was talking about money and resources, something similar applies to the tools we use in audio production. Many of us find limitless choice an impediment, and option paralysis is definitely a factor in my choice of EQ plug‑ins in Pro Tools.

Channel Strip is newer than EQIII, but is it necessarily better?Channel Strip is newer than EQIII, but is it necessarily better?Plug‑in equalisers fall into two categories: emulations of analogue hardware and the purely digital ‘workhorse’ equalisers that only exist in DAWs. Both, of course, have their place, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t use a DAW EQ, whereas I know many people...

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Published December 2018