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Intermediate and Advanced
Mixing & Mastering
How To Mix Kick and Bass with Protoculture
In this tutorial we look further into EQ and frequencies in basslines and different methods to add punch and reduce muddiness but retain a similar volume level.
Nate Raubenheimer aka Protoculture is back with us once again this week taking a detailed look at one the most important aspects of electronic dance music - Kick and Bass.
Over these 20 videos Nate shares his professional knowhow and in-depth analysis of these vital elements of the frequency spectrum, which if you don't treat with respect, can ruin and muddy up your mix.
We start by looking at the tools we can use to analyse and visualise frequencies that the human ear can't always pick up, before firstly moving on to the all important kick and how to build and recreate our own kicks that we know will work. We then check out how to correctly process our kicks with EQ and compression and how to eliminate phase issue problems when they arise.
Nate then moves onto showing us how to create a punchy bassline and the importance of harmonics, selective EQ, along with compression and expansion techniques to ensure the kick and bass are giving their full potential without clashing.
Finally, we look at the proven methods to help our kick and bass sit perfectly in the mix alongside the other elements.
This course is packed full of pro tips and tricks to make sure you get the most out of your productions, highlighting the importance of getting it right from the very start so there's less work to do at the end and giving you more time to get creative!