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Don’t run amok with the EQ: on most budget desks the EQ only sounds decent when used sparingly or to cut unwanted frequencies. Mid-range boosting usually results in a nasal or phasey sound, so use as little EQ as you can. If you’ve picked the right mic, and taken the time to fine-tune its position during recording, you shouldn’t need much corrective EQ anyway. Of course, there are times when EQ is used for creative purposes, and at such times it’s best to use a good-quality outboard equaliser, because the difference between a budget EQ and a really good one is immense. Resist the temptation to pile on too much high-end boost, as this will enhance sibilance, bring up background noise and may make the end result fatiguing to listen to.