8 Pro Tips For Mixing Bass

Getting a solid and accurate bottom end is a key part of any good mix. Here are some top producer's tips for getting the best possible results!   

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


A question about point 6: Do you also need to compress a synth bass that's not velocity sensitive? Don't those notes all have the same volume? A compressor wouldn't do much then.
I do yes, especially when the bass line strays into different ranges. Some synth tones have a very different energy in a mix when played higher up the scale for example. Typically I'd use a side chain to compress higher notes more than lower ones, though it depends on the exact synth sound.

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