## Is Linear Phase EQ necessary?

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You don’t need to use linear phase EQs for everything. Your best bet is to only use linear phase EQs when there’s a specific reason to do so. If you want to preserve the phase relationship of a sound that relies on multiple mics or tracks, go for it. Otherwise, you should be just fine sticking with your regular EQ.

### How does a Linear Phase EQ work?

A linear-phase equalizer uses linear-phase filters. This means that when a signal goes through the filter, all frequencies should experience the same time delay (known as “pure time delay”), which preserves the wave shape as much as possible. All filters have phase shift.

**When should I use linear phase?**

The main reason to consider using a Linear Phase EQ is that when using minimal phase EQ, the combined signals will have a non-linear phase relationship that will vary both with Q and with degree of boost/attenuation. This isn’t always a problem, and in fact can be a good thing.

**Is parametric EQ 2 linear phase?**

Fruity Parametric EQ 2 is an advanced 7-Band parametric equalizer plugin with Standard (Infinite Impulse Response [IIR]) and an advanced Linear Phase (Fast Fourier Transform [FFT]) mode that allows fast parameter changes not normally possible with conventional FFT filters.

## What is the advantage of using linear phase equalizer in mastering and why then are minimal phase equalizers still utilized as well?

With minimum phase EQ, the degree of phase shifting is greater as your EQ curve becomes steeper in slope. Using linear phase EQ for these adjustments can prevent more phase smearing from happening due to a narrow boost or cut. This is why some mastering engineers like using them in their workflow.

### Is Fruity Parametric EQ 2 linear phase?

**How do you use parametric equalizer?**

Each equalizer band has its own color coded point. Click and drag the points to easily set the frequency position and gain value. Hold down shift while clicking and move the mouse left or right to adjust the Q-value. You can also change the Q value with mouse scrolling.