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Distorting low end
Old 6th November 2018
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Distorting low end

Hey guyz,im mixing a song,everything is ok except kick drum,in this song i just use low part of the kick drum,i mean below 1k ,not click part,to creat a sound like heart beat,the problem is when i look at the meter it’s level is so much higher than it shoud be,for example my ears recognize it should be around -25 but its -5,i tried compression and spaciay distortion but i can not saturate it that much cuz it becomes unwanted,cuz its too low,what i have to do?any suggestions?
Old 6th November 2018
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drycappuccinoguy's Avatar
Low end require energy this is normal. Ignore the meters and lower everything else, get the mix sounding right first. You could roll off some of the really inaudible lows < 40hz for example. In the end you may need some multiband compression (mastering phase)
Old 7th November 2018
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I like the suggestion to lower the other elements of the mix. I also suggest multing theBD part and filtering out all the higher stuff and have a second fader, just for the BD lows.
Old 7th November 2018
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