Looking for fatter kick, snare, and bass? You need the Fat Fader technique. It’s nothing new, but it works so well that I had to include it on 5 Minutes To A Better Mix.

Add That Little Something Extra

If your drums and bass tracks are sounding good, but are lacking that little something extra, a little parallel compression on the kick, snare, and bass can go a long way to giving you the fatness and glue that you’re looking for. Plus doing all of this on a separate fader gives you complete control in the mix, especially when it comes to automation.