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EQ Before or After Compression: Are You Doing it WRONG?

Apr 26, 2021 | 98,449 Views

EQs and compressors are perhaps the two most important processing tools you can use in your mix. But which order should you use them in? Why does it matter? Let’s try to make sense of this never-ending debate.

In this video we explore both EQ into compression and compression into EQ, to help you understand how each method can impact your music and mixing workflow.

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:32 Origin of the discussion
  • 1:20 EQ BEFORE compression
  • 3:09 EQ AFTER compression
  • 4:02 Which is best?
  • 5:08 Final thoughts

Want to deepen your understanding on EQs and compressors? Find out how to choose the right EQ and how to choose the right compressor for your next mix.