frequency cutting in places u wouldnt even think of!!!

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  1. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    Was having a chat with a producer who's doing quite well and was quite shocked at his advice on where to cut freq's.

    So i tried and they work decent........

    Kicks - no real cutting at all unless essential
    Sub - 200hz
    main bass - 100/200hz whatever sounds good
    snare - 190/200hz
    tops - 1/2k

    I usually follow...

    Kicks - cut at 60, boost at 90 - 120hz
    snares - cut at 150 boost upto 240
    sub - cut at 60
    main bass - eq to taste but have spikes for kick, snare etc
    tops - from 250hz
     
  2. Rajstah Vibe

    Rajstah Vibe soundcloud.com/rajstah

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    Are those rules?! :eek:
     
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    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    nope. no rules, thats my point. getting too stuck in my ways
     
  4. sam the dnb man

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    I pitch my kicks at A so around 110 Hz I then remove most of the low end below 55 Hz as it tends to be mud and leave room for the bass.
    I've seen people just add at 200 Hz even though their snare is at 220 Hz which is just silly
     
  5. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    whatever sounds good i guess, i cut kicks at 40, layer up 2 or 3 different kicks
     
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    Rajstah Vibe soundcloud.com/rajstah

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    Snare an kick doesn't hit at the same time... I've noticed in some tunes they actually have a similar freq range.
     
  7. sam the dnb man

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    I mean't to the snare. My bad.

    Adding 200 Hz to the snare when it peaks at 220 Hz
     
  8. BAXP

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    layer 3 kicks and 3 snares, on my kicks I cut it to around 60Hz on the bassy kick and to around 200Hz on the other two kicks. Then on the snares I cut the bass snare to around 80-100Hz and the other two normally cut to about around the 200Hz area as well :)
     
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    Rajstah Vibe soundcloud.com/rajstah

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    or my usual lost in translation... lol
     
  10. SafeandSound

    SafeandSound Mastering Engineer

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    As a rule you will only "think" of any problem areas based on the choice of sound sources and whether you monitoring
    and room acoustics present the problems to you. It compounds the highlights the importance of excellent monitoring, your room and speakers influence every decision you make for better or worse.

    cheers

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    Dance music mastering
     
  11. GhostOfMuttley

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    Get the levels right before you eq anything and your mix will thank you for it.

    I learnt this from a Russian named Boris whose response to "do you know the drum part for The Passenger?" was "No. But I will play."




    Also, his mixdowns sounded beautiful too.
     
  12. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    "u wouldnt even think of"?

    imo thats more or less standard.. and i eq first and then set the levels. doesnt make sense the other way round imo because you really change the perception of sounds via eqing which makes the levels you did before just useless..