Having started to get into Sonar now (currently Sonar 4 Studio, but upgrading to Producer soon for just $100 !), I've started playing with EQ effects on some of the demos I have recorded.
Probably a strange question - and probably just me thinking out loud - but is it "right" to use EQ on GPO instruments? Surely the samples have been produced to be a realistic as possible, and by me adding EQ I am throwing away all of Gary's and Tom's efforts?
Or should I view it as a producer in a recording studio with real instruments and apply whatever effects I think are necessary to achieve the sound that I feel is correct for that particular recording?
A specific example is that of trying to achieve a very "warm" close miked studio sound for a trombone quintet - I have achieved the sound I want by cutting out a lot of the higher frequencies and boosting the mid to low end.
Is this unethical? Or is it just par for the course?