Originally Posted by kevgees
When I filter my basslines and try to mix them, they always sound muddy, especially when I try to sit it n the mix with my kicks. Any advice? Should I eq and compress the bassline first then filter it or vice versa?
Bass always needs work. It depends heavily. What kind of sound are you using, a synth (if yes, what type of a waveform) or a bass sample library / a real bass, or are you filtering down a chopped sample? And what are you going for, is the bass supposed to carry the rest of the beat like an "invisible" foundation which one would only miss if it wasn't there, or is the bass right at the center of attention like "boom, check out that bass line". Questionsssss...