Mixing bass is one of the most common topics I get asked about every week.

So today I’m kicking of a “Mixing Bass” series of videos for my VIP members. The first video is live in the members area.

One thing I’ve started doing in my mixes is giving the bass guitar more attention.

I realized recently that I tend to give the kick drum more emphasis than the bass. That can lead to the kick drum being too loud, in an attempt to increase the overall low end of a mix.

So lately, I’ve been giving my bass tracks “permission” to fill up the low end more. This involves both simply increasing the level of the bass track, but also mixing the bass itself differently.

For example, I’m finding myself cutting less and less midrange and using “smoother” compression settings.So far I’m happy with the thickness and punch this is bringing to my mixes.

And as it turns out, improving the bass track makes the kick drum sound much better, too.

Pretty cool, huh?

Anyway, these are some of the things I’ll be diving into more in-depth over the next few weeks inside the VIP members area. If it sounds like fun to you, we’d love to have you.


Joe Gilder
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