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    That's super cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    But usually what happens is that we all just end up making a mess that sounds like shit compared to the non-EQ'd track.
    I resemble that remark...
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    Me too amigo.

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    -Nevermind- phase or combfiltering. Dont care what its called
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonplayer View Post
    EQing while tracking means you actually have to know what you're doing beforehand. I guess that rules me out.
    And yet, you just described in about 3 sentences a series of EQ tweaks that you do to virtually all distorted gutiars in a mix. I grabbed outboard EQs largely because I almost always start from the same basic point, too, and can get my guitars maybe 95% of the way there on tracking, and just do a little fine tuning in the mix.

    I'd say, aside from potential phase issues, the other reason to be leery of lots of EQ in the mix is that it can be a crutch where you don't spend as much time as you should getting your tones right while tracking, figuring you can just "fix it in the mix." That's almost never a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonplayer View Post
    Interesting...

    EQing while tracking means you actually have to know what you're doing beforehand. I guess that rules me out.
    If it sounds good, it's right. That is what I was always taught. This goes out the window when the acoustics / monitoring situation is off.

    Quote Originally Posted by T Gobbs View Post
    What does that sound like? Does it just sound more thin?
    Takes a while to hear, but yes, thin and/or unnatural. You start to also smear transients.

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