Match EQ is an incredible tool. When you have the right strategy, that is. Let JT show you how to use it to create mixes that breathe and thump and bang just like your favorite professional recordings!
Match EQ, as its name indicates, lets you "match" the sonic qualities of a sound or track you're mixing using the frequency analysis of another reference sound or track.
Let's say you're mixing a violin track you just recorded and well, it doesn't quite sound like those awesome violin Apple loops you like so much. No problem! Simply find the Apple loop on your hard drive, slap a match EQ on your newly-recorded violin track, use the Apple loop as your audio template and boom! Let the plugin do the rest of the work (with a minimal tweaking on your part).
Using the Match EQ on a single track is pretty cool. What's even cooler? Using it on your master out (duh)! For a long time, I was comparing my mixes with some of my favorite tracks. And well, you know how that feels: your track suddenly goes from great-sounding to a big pile of (audio) garbage. Not a good feeling.
Then, one day, it dawned on me. Why not let the Match EQ "pick up" all those subtle frequencies and infuse them in my track!? Obviously, you have to use a reference track that has similar qualities (instrumentation, tempo, etc.).
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