In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how the Brainworx bx_panEQ can be used to fix issues with a drum recording.
EQ An Individual Tom
In this example a stereo mix of drums and bass contains a tom hit with an unpleasant thickness in the low midrange.
Using one of the three independent EQ bands it is possible to reduce excessive energy at the point in the panorama at which it occurs, rather than reducing the frequency across the whole stereo panorama. If a conventional EQ were used it would reduce the cut frequency in all elements of the recording. In this case that would impact on the floor tom and kick drum but because those elements sit in a different area of the stereo field they are relatively unaffected.
Using M/S EQ To EQ the Mid Channel
The bx_panEQ enables the user to do something which has always been possible using an MS EQ - to EQ a very narrow area of the stereo panorama but whereas an MS EQ can only do this to elements which are precisely in the centre of a mix, bx_panEQ can do this anywhere in the stereo field.
Watch the video tutorial to see and hear this in practice.