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Ducking bass/kick?

Discussion in 'Bass' started by millionvalve, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. millionvalve

    millionvalve Guest

    How often (often as in the meta-world of "mixing music in general, as a whole") is the bassline ducked behind the kick?

    I would imagine that no matter the sound/genre/style it happens more often than not to control the low freqs without losing punch.

    Any information on what situations really call for it are appreciated.

    best-
    .nick
     
  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    I've personally never resorted to that....can't remember a situation that I saw someone else do it either.
    Generally I'll do things like ride the whole kit up for the downbeat of the chorus, ect.
     
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I have never ducked a bass behind the kick but I have gated a bass off the kick. Only when a bass players timing is so horrible that there was no way he was going to play in time. (Best solution would be “get a good bass player!”). I keyed the gate to open with the kick and set the release to the proper duration and "voila!", instant talent. ........ Fats
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  4. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Cool, I've also just (in digital) zoomed up the waves for the bass and kick and then visually bumped the basses wave file on over until it lined up perfectly. Of course you can always cheat and lay down a new bass track if he left his gear in the studio lol. ;)
     
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    My buddy Peter Stanley used to tell clients "O.K.! You have one more chance, then I'm gonna come out there and play it!"
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    Tannoy, Dynaudio, Blue Sky, JBL, Earthworks, Westlake, NS 10's :D , Genelec, Hafler, KRK, and PMC
    Those are good. …………………….. Pick one.
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