Within the boundlessness of music forums and various music discussions regarding music mixing, it can be found millions of messages relating to the address problems of bass redundancy. The problem is that 95 percent of solutions offered to change (improve) the acoustic environment of an audio mixing and mastering studio, rearrange or even change the studio monitors and / or headphones at all, resort to a remedy of expensive cables, almost a golden winding, or engage mixing under the full moon. Joke. In general, talk is but talk, but the usage of such advice is very few, especially for a beginner, and can disorient him completely.
So how in the world to fight with the sound mud emerging from a bass overabundance? The answer is rather simple: we need a parametric EQ. Little will be saying about the free of charge plugins, as any full-function workstation includes an equalizer of this kind. Initially all we need ─ to resort to the low-pass filtering.
How to Use
Add a parametric EQ on the Master Bus in the DAW main window. Set an Low Pass filter at the 100Hz mark to cut off all frequencies outside 100Hz. Be sure to turn on the monitoring in order to see clearly what frequencies are hearing in this track.
Rectify the equalizer as described above, turn on the reproduction of your own musical masterpiece and oversee what frequencies are in front of the 100Hz mark. Espied the presence of such frequencies, you need to turn off alternately the project’s tracks one by one to identify the "causer".
Hence, it is tempting to infer that there is, of course, the bass and drums’ frequencies are appearing here. All is well, and their frequencies are here to stay exactly, which is true for mixing Hip-Hop and Rock either - any of genre actually.. Our task is to catch the other musical instruments creating musical mud inside the mix in this sphere.
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