At 1/8/13 02:53 PM, WizMystery wrote:
But still, in the case of my own work, is it bad that I EQ everything as I'm writing it? I spend more time doing that than actual writing (and that usually causes me to stop writing).
No that's not bad practice at all (depending on your processor load the farther along you get).
If you're EQing by track, that's actually pretty wise.
Don't obsess over it though. I usually EQ my instruments before actually recording, by habit this means that I'll know what they'll sound like added to the mix beforehand each time, rather than after. I've not nailed down a solid methodology though, and I also know folks who mix first, getting all the sounds they want, then going back and EQing (sometimes even compression / side chaining), one track at a time.
If it's blocking your progress in any way though, maybe don't worry about EQing until after you're done? As long as you know the sounds will work well together (no blatantly crashing frequencies), there shouldn't be any harm in it.