Hello John. Thank you for your post.
However the situation I was describing is the opposite one:
I cut (not boost) certain frequencies in a sound (let's say: lowpass @ 150) and yet all of a sudden, the channel meter is not anymore at 0db as it was before eqing, but it goes into the red! Keep in mind that I cut (take away) frequencies, which should "logically" (in my own limited knowledge based logic) result in a decrease of the sound on the channel meter... or at most it should result in the channel meter staying at 0db... I don't know.
T. Gundersen provided the beginning of an answer, when he said that certain eqs (I have also noticed this) boost frequencies AROUND frequencies that you cut...
However I would like to know
1) if this is the only valid explanation: at least it makes sense...
2) if there is an eq plugin that doesn't do this: or a plugin that does this as little as possible... T. suggested flux epure... I'll habe to check it.
3) is there a software maybe that could help me see what exactly eq plugins do to a sound when eqing... this could come in handy for plugins that do not have a proper graphic representation of their eq curves...
4) only a digital (vs. analog) issue?
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