In college we went through a hand full of useful techniques when using the EQ tool in our DAW’s, specifically working to strengthen / boost or weaken / cut certain frequencies that are in the mix. We have been given a task to mix down a track with only the EQ tool, faders and the volume levels, only using these tools you can bring so much more life to a dull and flat sounding recording!
There are different types of EQ’s as well, the most common being: parametric, semi-parametric, graphic, peak and program equalizers.
I am applying the techniques and tips that we have been taught in the production of my music, also the remix that i am currently trying to perfect. Knowing and understanding the EQ in my DAW is a very vital and important step to improving my music production / mix downs, a difference can be heard as well!