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Low freq. roll-off on Bass tracks...

I accidentally posted this in the Producers' forum:

I usually do two tracks when i record bass. One of my Countryman DI and the other is mic'd. I am well aware that my monitors are SERIOUSLY lacking in anything under 150hz (Event PS8s) so I have a hard time getting bass to translate well. What I am finding is that almost always I have to roll off all bass below 150-250hz on bass and sometimes bass drum tracks. Even the DI tracks. Is this common? I don't remember having to do it so much on 2" 24 track tape with a Neotek Elan board. I just have a small Soundtracs board going to PC. Any insight? It's no problem because I can get my mixes sounding just fine but I'm just curious. Thanks


e-cue Sat, 08/17/2002 - 13:35
Common? Yeah, but rolling off all the way to 250 seems drastic to me. I'm not suprised you need to, especially being in the digital domain. (think about how the frequncy response is on a tape machine)... If your having trouble getting it to translate, that's usually a sign that you should consentrate on the high end.