Hi guys, it’s Andre.
One of our trainees showed me a plugin, which really made me jealous of Apple’s Logic Pro. It’s the built-in Match EQ.
This one is a little gem. It analyzes the average frequency spectrum of an audio file, enables you to save it apply it to another EQ with another signal. This feature makes it pretty useful helper for cleaning up your mix. If you’re having problems with two or several elements clashing together in the same range, the Match EQ will help you fix it with ease.
For example, if you’re having problems with bass drum and bass clashing together, use the Match EQ to analyze your bass drum, apply it to your bass and then just invert the peaks and troughs on your bass EQ. This will filter the spectrum of the bass drum out of your bass and they won’t clash anymore. Combined with side chaining, this is a pretty easy way to avoid clashing. The same technique works for VO, FX and anything else in the mix. Especially if you’re not into spending a lot of time with analyzing audio and tweaking your EQ’s settings to the max, the Match EQ will give you pretty good help to start with professional EQ-ing.
A pretty cool thing for ‘just’ a built-in plugin in Logic and after seeing this one in action, I wanted to have my own kind of Match EQ and guess what… I could not find anything like this one. Izotope’s Ozone features a similar feature, but it wasn’t as comfortable as with Logic’s Match EQ. Asking the big G, lead me forum threads from like six years ago and not much more.
So here’s my question to the imaging and production community:
Does any one of you guys know something similar to Logic’s Match EQ?
Maybe some of you know the right plugin or gear to use, because getting Logic because of this one EQ might be a bit too much. I’d love to hear from you guys. Any ideas or recommendations are welcome.
Cheers and have a great weekend.