Manage kick and bass conflicts in Logic Pro X

Find areas where bass frequencies are competing using Fabfilter Pro-Q 3 and fix them to give your tracks more punch and definition.

Mixing kick drum and bass is one of the most persistent problems in mixing. If you don’t manage the relationship between your bass-heavy elements, your low-end can soon become an incoherent mess.

In this Logic Tips video, Jono Buchanan shows you how to make space for all your bass-forward elements including bass, kicks and additional synths, to make your mix more coherent. Learn to use complementary EQ curves, high-pass filters and compression with a sidechain input to clean up your low end.

Throughout our Logic Tips series, MusicTech Logic guru Jono Buchanan explains the music production process using Apple’s professional DAW. We have 70 episodes covering topics such as:

Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with years of experience under his belt. As well as being a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, he’s also a producer and media composer, and a trusted writer for MusicTech.

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