I’ve been spending the past few years trying to learn audio engineering through YouTube videos and message boards and wanted to ask others what’s their preferred order of operation for applying changes to audio?
Are there certain changes I need to be making first before other changes (ie compression before/after EQ)? And if I use a noise gate, am I just wasting my time with noise reduction? Do I DeReverb and DeEsser before EQ’ing and processing? Should I cut down an episode (misspeaks, uhms, etc.) before or after changing the sound of the audio?
In short, is there a preferred load order that allows each change to work as it needs to while keeping the highest level of audio quality?
What I apply to my audio in order: noise reduction, loudness maximizer, dynamic noise gate, dereverb, debreath, normalize, cut down episode, loudness maximizer, dynamic processing, deesser, normalize, hard limiter.