Bassline Interfering with Drums

Discussion in 'Production' started by Dj Jammin, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Dj Jammin

    Dj Jammin Member

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    Basically i've made this beat, which sounds quite fat and i've got quite a nice bass sound. But when i do certain notes which are quite bassy the drums just start distorting and crackling. Any ideas.
     
  2. reconn

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    Your levels are probably peeking. Check your peak meter and if you don't know what that is look for a meter that when you play your sounds it shows their level in decibels, kind of like what you would see on a stereo with the green yellow and red. It will most likely be in the red which means distortion/clipping. If so, just turn down your sounds or tweak your effects until its in the yellow or green. You should notice a difference pretty quickly. good luck!
     
  3. Bad Ace

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    try usin sidekick on ur bassline???try and find a tutoral about it.
     
  4. Noxxus

    Noxxus Master baiter

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    is that some sort of quick way of saying sidechaining the kick?
     
  5. Serum

    Serum Well-Known Member

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    You're driving the levels too hard and have probably cocked up your EQing on your drums/bass or both.

    I wouldn't worry about sidechaining to stop a mixdown sounding crap
     
  6. DJ Joey

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    Yeah, I've had this problem a few times in the past too. Specially with the amen break.

    The solution has been different each time so i'll list a few that have worked for me in the past:

    Reduce the bass on the eq on the drums, sometimes only a slight reduction can solve it.

    If your running your bass through a filter try playing around with the frequency dial a bit.

    Run the whole track through a maximiser(in Reason) turn the clipping on then increase the output volume slightly to compensate for volume loss. (sometimes works, sometimes screws the sound completely)

    Best of luck.