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Old 05-09-2018, 06:26 PM   #7
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I DI the bass, so EQing is dependent on what virtual AMP and the settings.

If I mess up the Amp'ing then the EQing is a nightmare. Sometimes some really crazy looking low cuts are needed to make the bass sit right - nothing you can read about in a book or people would recommend on YouTube.

And then it depends on what role I want to bass to play in the song. Sometimes I want to hear the bass, sometimes it is more or less a percussion that participates in keeping time with the kick drum. I really like the bass to be audible in a song, but learning to tone it down so other instruments can play a bigger role.

What you have presented seem reasonable - on average - for the average role of the bass in a rock song - assuming it was not tracked or virtually amp'd awkwardly.
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