thread: FAVORITE EQs
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Old 6th May 2003
The Distressor's "daddy"
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"Overshooting the Q" isnt a technical term really. But it does describe the effect of what happens on a bass boost/cut, or treble boost/cut when the filter is overly steep (really high Q), causing a little hump or dip in the opposite direction of your boost or cut. This little bump or dip occurs right before the corner (or cutoff) frequency. As an example, if you are cutting all frequencies below 200Hz say, an overly sharp Q would cause a little rise in frequency around 220Hz or so, just before it starts dropping off rapidly.

Make sense?