This is the final post in this Mixing Bass Series.
In part 1 of this series, I talked about common bass problems. In part 2, I gave you some tips for EQ-ing bass. Today we need to take a look at how to use compressors and limiters to properly handle bass.
I’m writing this with the assumption that we all have a good basic understanding of what compression does. I want to look specifically at how we can utilize compression to make our bass parts better.
Does the bass need dynamics?
This is a question worth asking. Do we need the bass to have a huge volume range? Or do we want to tighten down and make it very one-dimensional, with every note being the same volume?