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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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The EQ Section

While Cubase comes with a ton of plug-ins, the most basic and important processing tool in Cubase is the EQ. Using the right EQ setting can really help isolate the instruments in a mix. EQ helps parts stand out in the mix and keeps parts from stepping outside their necessary space. The art of using proper equalization can take years to perfect. This art entails being able to identify a frequency that you like or dislike and then cutting or boosting the level of that specific frequency on that track to fine-tune the mix.

The easiest way to access the EQ section for any track is by clicking the e button on the track display (see Figure 9.21). When you do, a window displaying the track’s EQ, as well as the insert and send effects, ...

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