Sometimes your kick drum and bass guitar fight each other for space in the mix. It’s natural since both instruments have a dominant presence in the low frequencies. But with all that masking going on, you can easily lose the punch and clarity of both instruments, which is no good.
Carving Complimentery Holes
Mixing is all about compromise, and EQ in particular is all about cutting out what’s getting in the way. So when it comes to kick drum and bass guitar, try to cut/boost opposite frequencies and watch things clear up nicely. Let’s take a look!