Dynamic EQ – Everything You Need to Know

Are you using dynamic EQ? Want to know the differences between a static EQ and a dynamic EQ? Dynamic EQ is a new innovative type of EQ that allows for more precise control over the frequency response of a track. Dynamic EQs adapt dynamically to changes in the audio signal.

In short, a dynamic EQ is acting like an equalizer and a compressor almost in one. It can be set so that the dynamic EQ is analyzing the incoming audio and reacting to the signal based on the parameters set. For example, the threshold, just like a compressor, will initiate when the EQ starts to boost or cut. So you can have the EQ dynamically boost or cut based on the parameters set including attack and decay. This type of EQ can provide greater control when looking to surgically fix issues in the mix. The benefit of using an EQ like this is that problem frequencies can be addressed only when resonating in the signal. This means that the whole frequency will not be boosted or cut at all times.


In short dynamic EQ’s can be used to control various things like resonating frequencies, controlling harshness, and eliminating sibilance . Dynamic EQ’s can also be used creatively in situations like balancing and enhancing instrument mixes, or boosting and enhancing drum tracks or sub mix busses. Creatively dynamic EQ can be a handy tool to add to your arsenal. But where dynamic EQ shines is surgically fixing elements in your mix.

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