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Order of processing

Order of processing
#AudiotentTip 198. Order of Processing.
It's helpful to quickly swap the order of processing to hear how it effects the end result. Sometimes EQ before compression brings great results, other times it's the opposite. Experiment and find what signal flow works best for you. A great plugin to visualise the processing order is Slate Digital LLC Virtual Mix Rack.
The ‘VMR’ operates as a Virtual 500 series rack with hot-swappable modules, putting your whole processing chain in one window. This allows you customize your own channel strip, with signal flow following the modules, in any order you choose. Mix and match filters from different EQs. Chain an EQ before or after your compressor. Moving modules around is easy, fast, and creates no break in audio playback.

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