Originally Posted by Theramax9
At the risk of being "captain obvious" I would suggest that you actually try a few different approaches to the same piece of music, so that you can hear how the two processes differ.
We can describe things to you, but you'll benefit a lot from actually hearing things for yourself.
See if you agree with what people have posted in response to your good question, and maybe report back to us with your take on it.
Actually I read this from a mastering tip in FutureMusic where they compared the same mix from 3 sources : abbey road mastering, a pro mastering engineer, and a guy from the magazine. The latter explained this tip, to use the MB compressor to adjudt frequency, rather than using Eq. I was surprised to hear this and then I tryed myself, and well, under certain cirumstances it works ! So in the last few weeks, I had to master some of my friends tracks, and I've been experiencing both methods in order to balance the tracks. Keep in mind that I am a newbie here and I do not pretend to anything ! Just use my ears, but I realized that I had very good result using the MB compressor from Logic or Ozone 4, slightly adjusting the gain and compression parameters of the frequency range involved. Slightly means for me max +/-2db, with 1.5 ratio. This way is more efficient than using the Eq, I am still talking about the whole track after mix stage, obviously if I could change the mix, I would do it. By the way, my question was more form a technical perspective, what are the differences between both methods, and I don't really understand why using the MB compres. would introduce a structural mess in the track compare to Eq !