In this video, Grammy-winning mixer Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Jay Z) shows how he adds power and energy to bass guitar and synth bass while blending both parts perfectly with the drums.
The process starts by mixing the raw bass part, adding EQ, compression, harmonic distortion and transient enhancement to make the bass ‘speak’ more in the mix and blend well with the drums.
Then, Tony works to make a secondary bass part blend with the main bass, adding important energy to the track without getting in the way and muddying the mix.
This is video #4 in a four-part series:
Part 1: How to set parallel drum compression
Part 2: How to compress hi-hats
Part 3: EQing parallel drums
Part 4: Bass and synth bass mixing