Discussion in 'Mastering Engineers Forum' started by bigtree, Jun 20, 2013.
Basslane with the transition around 150-300Hz (determined by listening) and the slope set to 6dB/octave. It also has a Width control in case you want to partially narrow rather than totally sum the LF.
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In general, are you ever using this for pop or electronic music ( not just vinyl)?
Yes and it works GREAT!
Donny, Samplitude/Sequoia has this option. I was actually thinking about re mixing a song of yours that I did a while back to tighten up the bass. I think this would really kick ass.
See Stereo/Phase plug-ins or this is also automatically part of the master buss section.
I simply never mono the bass because it's the best way to kill the space in a mix. Some may prefer impact to spaciousness. But 260Hz is a crazy high value for monoing.
Even vinyl don't need it except when searching for super hot level.
Early Lee Scratch Perry vinyls are some interesting examples where instruments are hard panned including the bass despite it's roots Reggea. Not to mention the Beatles in the hard panned department.
I agree, 260 is too high for me ( most of the time) so I go down to 125hz or there about and might only blend it half way mono. I like stereo bass but a mix is always punchier sounding, easier to control and seems to produces louder final mixes. I could change this concept but currently, if the bass is dead center and mono on the subs, the mix just sounds tighter. So many people in the remix department are phasing out the subs and it sounds weird to me. Never translates well on mass either. You don't find that?
But for a regular stereo system, stereo bass are the best source of spaciousness.
A punchy audio can be achieved without killing the stereo width.
Some people have so much going on that the only way I hear it improving is by mono the subs on the master. If I can mix a track, get deeper into it than stems, I will fix or tighten up the bass before it gets to the 2buss and may never do it on the master. But still, I personally think mono bass sounds punchier dead center. I know its not wider but I tend to like the more focused subs.
The vox and majority of instruments are never down there anyway.
I especially like the kick in a mix done like this.
I realize some people would be choked hearing this done to their synths but I think thats more because they don't get the bigger picture. ?
Something else I might do is add a processor after the mono is set to re establish the stereo sub field in a gentle way. I'm finding there are a few ways to do this.
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