Final Cut Pro X Logic Effects - Fat EQ

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Fat EQ

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.


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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.