How do you EQ your double drops?

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  1. osmosis

    osmosis Member

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    Safe Dragons,

    So how d'ya do it?
     
  2. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    It depends...I'm still learning how to EQ right to make it sound really nice, usually I'm going for minimizing basses in one track along with reducing mids and highs at the same time, but it really is up to the tracks I'm dropping since it works as the best option only for some double drops.
     
  3. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    Definitely only have one bass up
     
  4. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    I do it badly :teeth:

    I was gonna make a thread about this the other day but forgot
     
  5. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    Never have two basses up.
    Never.
    NEVER!
     
  6. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    this

    A, it sounds shit
    B, if your playing one track correctly it should be on near maximum output (i.e. near the red line) and if you play another track at the correct gain, it will distort.

    this isn't to say you should just have 1 bass on full and the other on min. although this can work for a lot of mixes but isn't always best.

    but yeah, it all depends on the tracks ur mixing and what sound elements are involved.

    having the bass turned down on one track will make the mid and treble stick out more, so just by subtracting some bass you may need to subtract elsewhere too, on the same track or on the other one.

    for treble its very rare i will have both tracks on maximum, this also sounds poor imo, too much treble will clash, sound tinny, and depending on the tracks you will most likely have hi hats all over the place and will sound messy. also when ur beat matching goes slightly off this is where you will hear it, lower the treble and the lil slips will be less noticeable.

    best advise i can give you is..
    find a mix with 2 tunes you like, with a nice blend using the intro and also the bass lines together too.
    record it several times using different methods of eq each time, listen back and see which you prefer. i find mixes can sometimes sound different recorded to how they do live.

    if you have a mix you like and i have both of the tunes, i will upload a snippet of audio and note what positions i would personally eq them at. I'm not clamming to be an expert on the subject coz I'm far from it, my ears are shot to bits, but if i can help i will try.

    eq's can sound different from mixer to mixer so its not always gonna be the same.
     
  7. EuroTide

    EuroTide Well-Known Member

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    good post teddy
     
  8. wingz

    wingz everyones fav austrian

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    i have one bass killed and the highs of the killed tune on 11o clock, works best imo
     
  9. osmosis

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    Safe teddy you always get mega lad points from me for your posts.
    I havnt got a mix in mind, just an open question but next mix I upload ya'get me :teeth:
     
  10. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    This 100x

    You want the highs and some mids of the tune you started with coming through with the bass of the one on top to be more prominent. I also cut the mid of the bassy tune a touch
     
  11. Harry3

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    This is what I do but I have the treble on 10 o clock. But Im gonna spend all day tomorrow recording my first ever mix so what the fuck do I know :teeth:
     
  12. Rarrr

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    Depends on your mixer tbh
    on my vestax i wont have to cut the eqs as much since they pretty sharp compared to other mixers.
    id cut the highs to around 10:30
    leave the mids at 12 (slowly turn it down a bit more as im mixing the tune out)
    and cut the bass to half (9 oclock)

    on a djm 800 which is what i normally end up using in clubs i will cut the bass and highs just that lil bit more..

    there are some songs where you will wanna leave the bass at around 10:30 since they compliment/roll together nicely(this only really happens with some jungle/jump up tunes)
     
  13. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    eqing varies from mix to mix.

    rule of thumb only one bassline at a time. standardly already been pointed out.
    when I record I move the treble down slightly so to avoid any tinnyness,

    I couldnt sit here and describe how I EQ every mix because mixing is one of those things that you find out whats good when your put on the spot, it won't necessarily be the same twice.
     
  14. Dom!Reavers!

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    Its always fun to really know your tracks, know when the bass from the new track cuts out and bring the other back in quickly, playing with the mids too can be fun. golden rule, know your tunes and experiment, theres no set way to do things, if it sounds good then do it!
     
  15. sam the dnb man

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    I know its opinion and all but when I hear a tad of bass bleeding through I think it sounds awful.
    I think of it this way.....
    If you wouldn't do it in production, don't do it when mixing...eq'ing when mixing should be similar to eq'ing in production. You don't want any sounds masking others and you want a clean sounding mix.

    Two basses is just noise upon noise. When you bring out a track that has a little bit of bass coming through you will notice that the level will be quieter on the meter.

    Basically you should aim to keep the meter peaking at the same point throughout the mix...apart from breakdowns obv.