I'm in the painful process of figuring out a nice eq and then discovering that it makes things too loud causing overdrive, so I need to convert my old +xdb to 0db and my old 0db to -ydb. This is not a straightforward conversion at all however due to the nature of decibels. So it begs the question:
Why does digital sound EQ use decibels instead of an amplitude multiplier?
You'd think a single floating point multiplier is way computationally cheaper to implement as well as easier to reason about.