Course 16: Equalization & Dynamic Processing

Creating an instrumental with impact often requires a number of sonic touchups. Equalization and dynamic processing are two powerful tools which allow us to sonically carve out various elements so that everything has its place within the sonic spectrum. Doing this well can enable you to get the sound you’re wanting to bring to the listeners.

In this course you’ll learn two of the most powerful sonic manipulation tools you have in your arsenal—equalization and dynamic processing. Dive into the world of tone shaping. Learn how to bring out the best characteristics of your samples and songs by pinpointing and boosting or reducing specific sonic content. Use EQ to shape individual tracks to “fit” into the mix. We get into it on both the micro and the macro level!


  • Be able to identify and describe what are equalization and dynamic processing.
  • Be able to distinguish what the different parameters are in equalization and what the purpose is of dynamic processing.
  • Be able to solve problems that arise when using equalization and give examples of when to use dynamic processing.
  • Be able to select the correct equalization process and dynamic processing parameters.
  • Be able to distinguish the difference between equalization parameters and the difference between dynamic processing methods.
  • Be able to explain in what situation you would use equalization and dynamic processing.