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EQ on the mix bus

by Kim Lajoie on June 10, 2009

As I’ve written previously, there are compelling reasons for and against using processing on the mix bus. What I recommend against, however, is using static EQ on the mix bus. The reason for this is that pure EQ (discounting EQ with added saturation) has the same effect regardless of whether it is processing single tracks […]

Mixing with 2-bus processing

by Kim Lajoie on November 29, 2007

Mixing with 2-bus processing – for As you already mentioned, mixing with bus processing allows you to work towards your “final sound” in one go. This is particularly useful when 2-bus processing is used for more than mastering (preparing a mix for a distribution format/medium). The best-known example is pumping compression. It’s not so easy […]