noob question... mixing kick and bass

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by Slavebell, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Slavebell

    Slavebell Guest

    I put kick on -5 db, but when i turn up my bass even for a litle my song start cleaping... I know its some kind of frequency "clash" so my question is how to "correct" this? Or how to find exactly where is that freguency "clash"?

    im sorry cos of my eng, i hope u understaind
     
  2. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    Tighten you bass and kick using compressor.... This will help a lot....
     
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Since both instruments have a lot of energy in the 40-80 Hz. region, there will be a struggle. A common idea is not to rely on the fundamental frequencies of the bass guitar to make the instrument audible. Try rolling the bass off below 80 Hz or so (where the kick drum's fundamentals live), boosting the bass somwhere between 200-500 Hz, and using a compensatory cut at the same frequency on the kick drum.
     

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