Production forums contain essays on EQing and endless discussions about different EQs and techniques. I just use ableton EQ to clear up low end for bass. Did I miss something? Is EQing that involved?

Ott responded on 02/08/2012

It is as involved as you want it to be but it isn't the be-all and end-all of sonic manipulation.

It is common for novice sound engineers to be obsessed with eq [or, more irritatingly, mic preamps these days] but, important as it is, it's just another tool.

If you know what it does and you find you don't use much then that's your sound and your process. Some people I know use digital reverb on everything - I don't like how it sounds and so I don't have much use for it.

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