How to… Mi­cro-man­age your mix for max­i­mum bass

Future Music - - PRODUCER’S GUIDE TO -

If a per­fect kick and bass com­bi­na­tion is on your agenda, those two el­e­ments need to fit to­gether like a glove. But how the other parts in your track in­ter­act also plays an es­sen­tial role in your mix. Pile in too many midrange sounds (such as vo­cals, guitars and synths), and the lis­tener will be dis­tracted from the bass; whereas a min­i­mal mix will al­low the bass to breathe and cut through. Sim­i­larly, brighten drums or vo­cals too much, and the en­tire fo­cus of the mix will be shifted away from the low-end. Ref­er­ence against your favourite bass-heavy tunes and dis­sect the over­all bal­ance, not just the bass.

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