Originally Posted by David Martin
I love this board - thanks a lot guys, plenty to think on there
A stereo EQ is actually a great learning tool.
Start with no EQ or compression on anything. Just bring up the faders.
Now put on a stereo EQ and see how good you can make it sound. This will tell you what you might need to apply elsewhere.
Then you can play a game of "meet me in the middle".
Gradually back off some of the stereo EQ as you add it to the individual channels. You'll probably need less individual EQ this way.