Fab Filter's new Pro-Q 3 EQ is an incredibly powerful piece of engineering (you can check out my full review here).
In this post, I want to share with you how you can use some of the incredible features in the Pro-Q 3 to take your mixing skills to the next level. You see, the Pro-Q 3 provides a host of tools to educate you as a mixer and start making smarter, more informed choices.
For example, if you have Pro-Q 3s in multiple channels, you can compare them to see where the frequency overlaps and gets muddy. For example, you could quickly see what frequency range your bass and kick drum are conflicting, then decide which you'd like to cut.
The Pro-Q3 also provides the ability to solo the frequency range you're working with so you can really hear what 3k on a guitar sounds like. I couldn't believe how different some EQ moves were from my expectations. On top of this, the Pro-Q 3 has a robust graphic interface displaying the waveforms.
The Pro-Q3 is also great for helping your mixing education because it's an all-in-one EQ tool. You can make EQ adjustments to in regular mode, or mid/side mode, or even to just one side. Having quick access to all these different modes means you can experiment with more advanced quickly, without having to reach for a different plugin. Similarly, the Pro-Q3 can act as a dynamic EQ, ducking frequencies out of the way.
You can download a free 30-day demo of the product here. Also, this article is based on a review copy.