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Mastering Pro Tools® Effects: Getting the Most Out of Pro Tools’ Effects Processors by Jeremy Krug

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Overuse, Abuse, and Danger Zones

Equalizers are powerful tools. They can save you lots of time finding the right tone for an instrument; they can fix environmental problems like HVAC noise; and they can help you create fabulous textures and effects. However, they can also get out of hand and cause trouble in your mix that might have you running around in circles trying to get things to sound right again.

Most of the “Advanced Techniques and Good Practice” recommendations in the previous pages deal with avoiding the danger zones, so it’s worth making sure you’re comfortable with all of the ideas from both that section and this one. It’s especially important to watch what’s going on out past the range of your hearing—specifically, the very high ...

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