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Sheldon

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I am sorry if this is a real noob question. But the sheer number of digital equalizers is so overwhelming. Is hoarding a natural part of music production? What about if you opt to only use one digital equalizer does that cover all bases in either mixing or mastering?
 
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One good parametric equalizer is all you should really need. But since music is an art form, there's no "ideal" equalizer that everyone loves. It's difficult to convince anyone that this particular EQ plug-in is a one-size-fits-all solution.

So normally what happens is some people often end up buying multiple EQs in search of the "perfect" sound. Yet if you really think about it, this isn't financially the best use of resources. It's also important to remember that most equalizers essentially do the same thing. So if you have a good audio monitoring system and you should be able to find a single EQ that suits your needs.

Another thing is marketers in the audio software industry have done a great job of convincing people that...
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Benzorghini

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One good parametric equalizer is all you should really need. But since music is an art form, there's no "ideal" equalizer that everyone loves. It's difficult to convince anyone that this particular EQ plug-in is a one-size-fits-all solution.

So normally what happens is some people often end up buying multiple EQs in search of the "perfect" sound. Yet if you really think about it, this isn't financially the best use of resources. It's also important to remember that most equalizers essentially do the same thing. So if you have a good audio monitoring system and you should be able to find a single EQ that suits your needs.

Another thing is marketers in the audio software industry have done a great job of convincing people that they need to buy more and more digital equalizers. Just remember that with a bit of know-how, you can get great results with a single parametric EQ from start to finish until you are done with your project
 
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Tanju

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Learning one VST EQ plug-in gives you a solid foundation in understanding how equalization works. Plus, it allows you to make the most of the tools you have, since you know all the ins and outs of that particular plug-in.
 
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Sheldon

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Learning one VST EQ plug-in gives you a solid foundation in understanding how equalization works. Plus, it allows you to make the most of the tools you have, since you know all the ins and outs of that particular plug-in.

That makes sorta makes sense.

But a part of me is also worried that I'll miss out on all the cool features that come with other EQ plug-ins.
 
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