I apologize for my inability to properly communicate.
On a mix I’m currently working on (In Pro Tools 9), I have live drum tracks with two overheads, two room mics, etc.
Everything is panned properly, the stereo image is perfect, the drums are routed to a drums buss, and things are sounding good up to this point.
Now it’s time to roll off some low end on the overheads (two mono tracks). I’ll want to roll off both overhead tracks equally in this situation. I’m a Universal Audio guy so I go with the Cambridge EQ on each mono overhead track. I start at 75hz in this case and let’s say I’m content for now. Now I boost a little top end with a shelf EQ on both overheads. Sounds good, but I had to do everything twice (once for each overhead’s plugin)…so I try something to make it easier: I routed the overheads to a stereo buss (leaving the individual mono tracks’ pan settings alone) and put the Cambridge EQ (stereo) on that stereo buss. My thinking was that it would control the roll offs and hi shelf to both sides equally, as if I had used two mono plugins on each track instead. Then I noticed that it did not sound the same. The overheads were not as wide as they were, as they have now moved closer towards the center of the stereo image. It’s subtle but I can hear a difference.
So lets say my Universal Audio Cambridge EQ is no good in this sense. I still really like it when using it per track as opposed to putting it on an overheads buss, and would like to be able to control many instances of the plugin’s parameters over different tracks at once. In Pro Tools HD, this is common and easy to do. I posted over here because I love Cubase and own Cubase 6 and figured that maybe Cubase would let me have the functions that are only allowed to Pro Tools HD users (unless I buy the Complete Production Toolkit). If this was the case, then I’d mix this song in Cubase, hence the reason I was wondering about all of this in the first place.
I truly appreciate all you guys and if you have any pointers, clues, or whatever…I’m here!
Happy Holidays by the way.