Originally Posted by unkown
Yeah but i gotta solve the first part of the equation first EQ/compression.
I use Complimetary EQ techniques and such but still can't get the kick cut trough the mix. I tend to layer the kicks could it be one of the problem?
I think my point is that your problem is more with other elements than the bassline itself. Basslines are pretty simple. It's like you are trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. Instead of trying to make that peg square, make the hole round. By mixing everything else without the bass, you will get everything else working much better. Then when you bring in the bass, it will fit much better.
When I compress synth basslines, IF I compress them at all, it's usually LA2A
or an opto compressor at 4:1 medium attack/release. EQ I typically only using a low shelf (really low, like 35ish Hz) and a high shelf (anywhere from 4k to 10k). I pretty much only use bell curves on live electric bass (and even then, usually just to fix a problem that shouldn't be there in the first place). No point in doing surgery if your patient isn't even sick!