I’ve been trying to understand dynamic EQ and just don’t “quite” get it. I understand multiband compression. That’s intuitive and makes a lot of sense to me. You’re applying compression over userdefined frequency ranges. Cool.
When I read about dynamic EQ I hear it consistently described as applying EQ dependent on a trigger – a threshhold. That “would” make sense to me, but as I watch tutorials on, say, TDR Nova or Waves F6 or Fabfilter MB, it’s clear it’s more than that.
It makes sense to me to think of it as applying compression around a defined frequency point, with a defined Q. That part is “similar” to multiband compression. However, I don’t understand how it interacts with the EQ: so if I define a point at, I dunno, say 500 Hz, and turn the compressor for that point, and define the Q /threshold/etc., what exactly happens if I then raise that point by, say, 10 dB? So I’m applying a boost to that EQ point, but compressing the signal.
What I’m reading is that when the threshold is crossed, the EQ is applied – whether boost or cut. But what I’m seeing is that regardless of whether boost or cut, the compressor nonetheless kicks in and downwards compression is applied.
So, does it mean that the EQ boost is not applied until the threshhold is crossed, but that in addition compression is applied?
For some reason I just can’t think in terms of what the EQ and compression are doing simultaneously. Just not clicking for me at all! Sorry for being so daft.