The Fat EQ is a versatile multiband EQ which can be used on individual sources or overall
mixes. The Fat EQ provides up to five individual frequency bands, graphically displays
EQ curves, and includes a set of parameters for each band.
The Fat EQ offers the following parameters.
• Band Type buttons: Located above the graphic display. For bands 1–2 and 4–5, click
one of the paired buttons to select the EQ type for the corresponding band.
• Band 1: Click the highpass or low shelving button.
• Band 2: Click the low shelving or parametric button.
• Band 3: Always acts as a parametric EQ band.
• Band 4: Click the parametric or high shelving button.
• Band 5: Click the high shelving or lowpass button.
• Graphic display: Shows the EQ curve of each frequency band.
• Frequency fields: Sets the frequency for each band.
• Gain knobs: Set the amount of gain for each band.
• Q fields: Sets the Q or bandwidth of each band—the range of frequencies around the
center frequency that are altered. At low Q factor values, the EQ covers a wider frequency
range. At high Q values, the effect of the EQ band is limited to a narrow frequency
range. The Q value can significantly influence how audible your changes are—if you’re
working with a narrow frequency band, you’ll generally need to cut or boost more
drastically to notice the difference.
Note: For bands 1 and 5, this changes the slope of the filter.
• Band On/Off buttons: Enables/disables the corresponding band.
• Master Gain slider and field: Sets the overall output level of the signal. Use it after
boosting or cutting individual frequency bands.