Since FCPX first came out, there's been much talk here & elsewhere about bringing the audio tools up to par with the video capabilities of the app. A new plugin called Spectre Spectrograph assists in visualizing audio problems in FCPX.
It's been my experience that most people in the film industry are visually oriented, yet sound many postulate is 50% of film. Translating audio into a visual expression that we can adjust & improve, really harmonizes with artistic wiring.
This may be exactly what some have been clamoring for...
Sara at CrumplePop has given me permission to share my half price discount code, though I'm not sure of Peter's & this site's current relationship with CrumplePop so if you check my Twitter feed ( @GlobalWatchM3 ), I shared the code yesterday. The code will only be good for a couple more days.
I was going to share the link to the CrumplePop page as well, but I don't think that's allowed.
You can find it by websearch, but the price they show for the plug ( $79 ) is halved with the code.
31 band EQ is also available in FCPX.
Apply Equalizer to clip, use pop down to switch from 10 band to 31 band,
Then apply channel e.g. to clip, click on analyze, and play clip.
You can now adjust the 31 band eq or the 10 band eq.
I would actually like to have things like virtual faders that record changes realtime and master tracks that you can apply effects to within FCP.