A Beginner’s Guide to Mixing Metal at Home – Episode 2 (The Bass)

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Here we look at how to sit your bass in the mix, how to adjust clean and distorted signals, and whether to compress your final signal. Get the free reaper plug-ins: www.reaper.fm Be sure to check out the other episodes in the series! Welcome to my new series on mixing heavy metal using your DAW or home computer. When I was looking online for a lot of this information I often came across a very unhelpful answer to reasonable questions – Q: “how should I eq my kick?” A: “There’s no set template for EQ you fool, every project is different. Whilst these ‘experts’ are fundamentally correct, it doesn’t help the person who has no idea where to begin. My settings and my methods won’t work for everyone, but at least if you have an understanding of how I go about things then it will help you to find a good starting point for your own stuff. Episode 1: Drums Episode 2: Bass. Episode 3: Guitars (2 parts) Episode 4 will follow soon and cover vocals I own all rights to the music used in this series.

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