What are compression & EQ and how do they work?
1. Review the concepts of compression:
2. Learn about EQ:
Download the EQ map:
3. The only way to really learn how to mix is to actually mix! Open the Project you prepared last week. Solo each Track, one by one, and apply EQ and compression. You may wish to use the following ‘recipes’ as guidelines. As a guideline, it’s good to apply EQ first, removing all unnecessary frequencies, then add a compressor. This way, your EQing process will be easier because you’ll get rid of unnecessary frequencies at the beginning rather than compressing them and possibly making them more audible!
4. Now you’ve processed each individual track, add EQ and compression to each Group Track, so you can find the appropriate location for each instrument and group in the mix.