Why does subtractive EQing increase the gain?

Cat Gas

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basically, imagine the waveform thingy hitting your spectral analyser. The peak (lets say its around 40hz) hits the highest. As a result the whole sound must be decreased in order to compensate for the peak, to keep it below 0db. However if you cut out or lower the peak (at 40hz) the rest of the sound can be louder overall, while still remain below 0db. However you are cutting out some of the frequencies, changing the sound slightly.

I hope that makes sense, im not too good at explaining things sometimes
 

padders

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Yeah I thought it might be something to do with resonance . However the Q value on that band of the EQ shows flat on the analyser I thought i would only get resonance if it was above the line.
 

miszt

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This can be a bit of a pain, you can use a dynamic/adaptive EQ like GlissEQ to have more control and avoid this problem
 
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