Originally Posted by aikiboy2k
I fixed an issue with the bass VSTi that was making it "clanky". Sounds better but, do you normally put an EQ on the overall mix to bring out the low end or just EQ the individual tracks to kind of carve out their own space?
I guess different people do it differently, but I mute everything and solo only the bass and kick drum tracks and listen to them together to see if they are balanced and if I can hear both properly (not overlapping too much in frequencies).
Sometimes, I'll route them to SPAN's voxengo and look at their profile to see where the low peaks are happening. Then I'll slap and EQ on both and try to carve out a space for the kick and space for the bass (normally the kick being lower). Some people recommend ducking the bass when a kick occurs to better hear the kick. I guess it could help.
Others talk about taming the low end with a multiband compressor. I guess the idea is that the low end has a lot of energy so it could be a good idea to compress that area on its own.
Some metal songs have electric guitars with some low end (like when palm muting power chords). I guess that also needs to be accounted for in containing energy.
That's all I got. I'm sure you'll figure something out that works for you.