Common EQ Mistake #2 – EQ-ing in Solo

SoloIn the last article we took a look at the problem of EQ-ing without really listening to the track. The opposite, however, can be just as bad for your mix.

What if you listen to the track TOO closely? What if there was a way to isolate that track and only listen to that track and mute all the rest? Wait a second. Yep, that’s called the solo button.

EQ-ing in solo, in my opinion, is one of the hardest habits to break. Think back to the very first song you ever mixed. What did you do first? You solo’d the kick drum, messed around with EQ for a while. Then you solo’d the snare drum, played around with EQ for a while. Then you solo’d the bass… You get the picture.

How did that work out for you? (more…)