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KICK DRUM AND BASS

Discussion in 'Bass' started by philipjent, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. philipjent

    philipjent Guest

    Exactly how do I work with the kick drum and bass. Should I be gating the kick drum and compressing the bass? I just want them to work well together. Any tips?
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    philipjent, yup, you got it right. You can do it when you track. You can do it on mix. You can do both.

    I will frequently track bass, with some limiting since guys are always thumping and popping those strings. I won't usually gate the bass drum when tracking but generally during mixing, even if I'm adding some limiting during tracking. I will add some limiting and/or compression before gating the bass drum along with plenty of equalization before and/or after dynamic processing, if required.

    And don't forget some compression on the lead vocals to make it sit well in the mix with the bass drum and the bass. I just can't figure out why people want dynamic range on rock-and-roll vocals? Shouldn't happen.

    Zero dynamic range = maximum loudness (turn to another station please)
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. Ballz

    Ballz Guest

    does the sarcasm go before or after the EQ?
     
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    it goes sideways.
     

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