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Old 23rd October 2019
Lives for gear

So what are some of your methods when you get tracks where the bass and drums are stepping on each other?

I'll kill some of the sustain on the overlap, song dependent for bass, drums or both. Song dependent I'll do ducking but tend to duck drum to keep the bass line consistant (username didn't give that one away lol). I'll also frequency and envelope shape the kick - bass relationship to get each to stand out from the other. I keep in mind that historically certain music has the kick - bass relationship heavily favored in one direction or the other. With rap, kick reigns supreme, where an old Van Morrison song the bass line reigns supreme. Both are needed to make those grooves work.