I make neurofunk style DnB, and use a lot of gnarly bass sounds made in FM8 and Massive.
Recently I have had trouble getting the perfect mixdown and a lot of it comes from EQ'ing the bass.
I have found that scooping out a chunk (up to 15db) at around 350 Hz seems to work well in getting the bass to sit well in the mix.
Also, it is essential to low cut every single sound so that the low end is not taking up headroom in the mix (but that one is widely known).
Does anyone else have any good advice or suggestions for EQing bass to get it to sit in the mix well?
Of course there is the obvious answers of cutting out the frequencies where the kick and snare come through (around 100Hz and 200Hz depending), and of course sidechaining the sub with the kick, and sidechaining the main/mid bass with the snare.
But what I want to find out is ideas for EQing fat bass sounds to make them sound loud & upfront, and to make them sit well in the mix.