HQ-2 Hybrid Equalizer is actually a 10 band multi band compressor, designed with the intuitive workflow of a graphic equalizer. The HQ-2 is built around 10 bands of RMS compression, which is useful for compressing the average level of a signal rather than the peak level. The result is a transparent compression that can bring quiet details up in the mix while achieving consistency in the tone of dynamic source material. This makes the HQ-2 ideally suited for instrument busses and the mixbus, where it can help glue your mix together. However, given the 10 bands of multi band compression and the graphic equalizer workflow, the HQ-2 is also perfect for a wide range of individual sources!