How to Make Your Bass Cut Through on Small Speakers
One of the biggest problems you probably face is how to get the bass guitar to cut through without overwhelming the low-end.
Too much low-mids and your mix sounds like it’s under a blanket and muffling the rest of the tracks.
Too little an the mix sounds super thin.
Just right and it sounds good on your speakers but for some reason, the bass just doesn’t cut through on smaller speakers. So now not only does your mix sound thin, but it also feels empty.
One of the best ways to fix this problem is to focus on the harmonic multiples of the low-mid frequencies so the bass cuts through without muddying up the rest of the mix. Instead of boosting 200 Hz and adding more mud, you boost the third of fourth harmonic multiple in the mids instead, bringing out the bass while taming the low-end.
I show you exactly how to do this in the bass chapter of EQ Strategies – Your Ultimate Guide to EQ.
- You’ll learn how to EQ a bass that doesn’t clutter up the low-end.
- You’ll learn to avoid adding unnecessary boominess to your mix using these little known harmonic secrets
- And you’ll also get an in-depth, step-by-step guide on making your kick drum and bass guitar fit together for a thicker and more solid low-end
So if want to learn how to place everything exactly where you want it in the frequency spectrum, and make sure everything stays balanced and sticks out where it’s supposed to, you’re going to love EQ Strategies – Your Ultimate Guide to EQ.
Michael is a recent EQ Strategies user and he learned how to treat #two instruments (cutting and boosting) at the same frequency to separate them and give them some space within the same frequency range.”
He said he “can truly recommend it. Good way of explaining things. Not too fancy and sophisticated. Björgvin is an experienced and vivid teacher who keeps things simple when they should be kept simple. Nice bonus stuff included. It’s a major step towards better mixes.”
If you’re ready to master the EQ spectrum to make better mixes, there’s no better place to start than with EQ Strategies – Your Ultimate Guide to EQ.