Which should come first and why?

Hi there,

I have been using ableton to produce electronic music for some time now and am just starting to understand the importance of EQ and compression.  I was wondering which should come first in the chain and why?


Thanks in advance!


markos 6 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    In many cases the order that Eppe already explained is common, but in some cases it can be better to work the other way around. This depends completely on the situation. Best thing to do is listen, and decide what you need. Trust your ears before simply doing anything the same way all the time :)

    6 years ago | 1 comment
  • Eppe
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    I once heard this rule at a seminar: EQ comes before compression, because there's no need to compress what isn't there.

    6 years ago | 1 comment

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