6 Tips for Reigning in the Bass in Your Mix

big bad bassIt’s been said that the low end of your mix is “what separates the men from the boys.” But it can be really hard to get right, right?

Every mix poses its own unique challenges, and I never mix two songs the same way. However, here are 6 tips for getting a handle on the low end in your mix. Some of these may seem odd or strange. Give ’em a shot. They seem to work for me.

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An Unlikely Kick Drum

I was at a party a few nights ago at the home of a drummer friend of mine. He’s a killer drummer. He’s played with Keith Urban, Gary Allen, and others.

He was showing me his basement studio, where he does some drum tracking. He had some great Heil mics, Daking and API preamps, and a few other goodies.

I’m not a drummer, so I can’t tell you what kind of kit he had, but it sounded nice.

But there was one thing that caught my attention…and was really fascinating. I think there’s a lesson for us home studio folk here.
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