Building the mix from the bass


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Building the mix from the bass

If you listen to hit records from the '50s, '60s and '70s, the bass was the foundation of the songs, not the drums. A lot of old-school engineers still like to start from the bass and then build their mix around it. In this video, I am going to show you how to do just that. The first thing we are going to do, just like we did before when we were mixing from the drums, we are going to bring the bass level up so it's about -10 on the master mix meters. (music playing) Now it's going to peak a little above and go a little below. This is just an average.

Now let's bring the kick so they are up just about the same level. (music playing) Now take notice, when the level is the same between the kick and the bass, you are going to see the master mix level meters increase by about 3 dB, so that means if we started around 10, it's going to be some where around -7.

So take a look. That's just about where we're at now. (music playing) Okay, now we are going to bring t...

Building the mix from the bass
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Building the mix from the bass provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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Audio + Music
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