Quick Translation Trick for a Clear Low-end
A quick early translation trick I’ve been doing lately has been helping me control the low-end from the start.
Because I always get a rough mix going on a one-driver mix cube, there’s not a lot of low-end bass response going on during that whole process.
But because I also have a secondary monitoring system with a subwoofer, it helps to quickly toggle back and forth between the mix-cube and sub-woofer-connected monitors to gauge the overall bass response in the moment.
That way I can hear whether my low-end and low-mid EQ’ing I’m doing is actually helping. You can’t hear the really low-end on the mix-cube, so any major boosts may end up making the overall mix muddy.
So a quick back-and-forth toggle and I’m in the clear and can keep working on making the overall mix sound as good as possible on the mix-cube.
Whether you’re EQ’ing a driving rock song that has to have a clear definition between kick and bass, a thumping hip-hop beat that needs to hit you in the chest, or a low-end heavy EDM synth that pulsates through the club, low-end management is incredibly important to make your mixes translate.
Effective EQ’ing is the key to building a powerful sonic landscape for your song to sit in, especially in the low end. There’s simply no other processors quite as powerful as the ol’ EQ!
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Have a great start to your week!