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Understanding the Vocabulary Associated With Equalizers

Understanding the Vocabulary Associated With Equalizers

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What is Eq.? Eq., short for electronic signal processing, is digital electronic processing of the physical frequency spectrum in sound recordings to adjust the perceived balance of certain characteristics, that include bass, warmth, clarity or depth. When properly used, it can have quite a large effect on the perceived sound quality of a music recording and is a key element of music audio engineering.  It is often misunderstood by users of music production software and heard as something else entirely, such as'amplitude expansion.' Although this may be true for some programs, such as Nuendo, Pro Tools and Cubase, and is the primary function of many analogue audio interfaces, the term'eq' can apply to any digital interface that alters the level of digital noise, which is als...